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TV Licensing second walkout

Issue No. 2276

Some 550 Capita staff working at TV Licensing struck solidly on Monday. This was their second strike in the battle for decent pay.

The workers, members of the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU), rejected a 2.6 percent pay offer just after finishing a two year pay freeze.

“It’s the unfairness of it which has really got to people,” said Bristol branch secretary Dave Wilshire. “Workers here are in for the long haul.”

Carl Webb, North West regional secretary said, “Losing a day’s pay is a big deal to the workers, unlike the chief executive of Capita who earns more in a week than some of his workforce earns in a year.”

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Tue 1 Nov 2011, 19:35 GMT
Issue No. 2276
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