Socialist Worker

Strikes are just the ticket for Ealing traffic wardens

by Raymie Kiernan
Issue No. 2511

Traffic wardens in Ealing, west London, began a week-long walkout last Thursday against private contractor NSL over pay.

Unite union rep Patrice Samaro told Socialist Worker that the workers were fighting for equal pay.

He said, “When NSL took over, Ealing Council promised it would not lead to a two-tier workforce but that is what is happening.”

Patrice said, “The company has brought in managers to try and break the strike.” Ealing is a Labour-run authority and questions have to be asked about why it is allowing its contractor to get away with a scabbing operation.

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