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Edinburgh parking attendants vote for strike

Issue No. 2054

Parking attendants working for NCP in Edinburgh have voted overwhelmingly for action over pay.

It is likely that the workers will take action short of a strike will be the first move which will involve an overtime ban.

Unite (T&G) union members voted by 82.1 percent in favour of striking, while 84.1 percent voted for action short of a strike.

The parking attendants are fighting to get their wages up to the levels of their counterparts in London.

A pay offer by NCP would take the lowest-paid attendants to a basic wage of just under £12,000 a year.

The T&G is pressing for a minimum wage of nearly £14,000 this year, with a view to raising wages up to £18,000 within five years.


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Tue 5 Jun 2007, 19:11 BST
Issue No. 2054
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