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Wardens walk out for seven days in York

by Ben Drake
Issue No. 2311

Traffic wardens in York struck on Monday and Tuesday of this week—and were set to strike until Sunday against changes to shift patterns.

The civil enforcement officers, members of the Unison union, called seven days of action after a decisive ballot result.

Bosses want to move them from four-day to five-day working patterns—and make them work until 11pm on some nights.

Melanie Onn, regional organiser for Unison, said the changes would cause “disruption” for workers.

Strikers are seeking solidarity and strike fund donations from sister Unison branches and the wider union movement.

Send messages of support to Unison steward Neal Hartley at

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Tue 10 Jul 2012, 18:01 BST
Issue No. 2311
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