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Ealing traffic wardens call two week strike

by Raymie Kiernan
Issue No. 2297

Traffic wardens in Ealing, west London, have stepped up their strikes by calling a two‑week walkout.

The Unite members at private contractor NSL are set to strike for nine full week days, starting on the Tuesday after the Easter bank holiday.

The traffic wardens are fighting to win the reinstatement of sacked Unite union rep Parveen Bhardwaj.

He says he was fired after he raised concerns about set quotas for parking tickets.

Pressure has intensified on the firm since a recording came to light of manager Paolo Orezzi telling workers that they have “got to go out and deliver the numbers”. NSL denies it uses quotas.

During last week’s strike there was a solidarity rally for the workers at the town hall.

Local NUT and PCS reps came to pledge their support.

The workers will be picketing at Exchange Plaza, 58 Uxbridge Road, Ealing. Send messages of support to [email protected]

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Tue 3 Apr 2012, 18:39 BST
Issue No. 2297
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