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London council workers' rolling strike action continues

Issue No. 1822

ROLLING STRIKE action by council workers in London continued last week as finance staff in nine London boroughs walked out. The selective action is part of the workers' fight for an increased London weighting allowance.

This is the extra money they get to cover the costs of living in London. The finance workers' action follows a series of one-day strikes and selective strikes by other workers, including traffic wardens. The action is being organised jointly by three unions – Unison, the GMB and the TGWU. It is set to continue throughout November.

Unison London convenor Geoff Martin says, 'We have got more departments volunteering to come out and join the strike as the campaign gathers momentum.'

UNISON MEMBERS in Gloucester council are continuing their fight against the privatisation of services such as the Archaeology Unit by petitioning and lobbying the council cabinet.


HOUSING WORKERS at Glasgow City Council are on indefinite strike. The 70 workers are striking against council management's attempts to impose new work patterns.

The council advertised the workers' jobs in the Herald newspaper to intimidate them into returning to work. But the bullying has only strengthened the workers' determination to fight back.

Send messages of support and donations to Angela Lynes, Unison, 18 Albion Street, Glasgow.

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Sat 19 Oct 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1822
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