King’s coronation parking strike to go ahead as talks stall

Posted by GMB Admin
Friday 28 April 2023
GMB Trade Union - King’s coronation parking strike to go ahead as talks stall

GMB, the union for parking wardens, can confirm that the strike action being undertaken by parking wardens in Westminster will be going ahead from Tuesday 2 May and will include the day of King Charles III’s coronation.

The union members are employed by Westminster Council’s contractor NSL, part of the Marston Holdings Group and are asking for a pay rise which reflects the rate of inflation and rising cost of living.

The employer made an improved offer after the strike was announced which was overwhelmingly rejected by the members on Wednesday 26 April.

With this offer having been rejected, the strike is now scheduled to go ahead as planned, on Tuesday 2, Thursday 4 and Saturday 6 May, with action short of a strike being carried out from 1 to 7 May inclusive.

Alex Etches, GMB Organiser said:

“Our members have once again rejected another below inflation pay offer from the company.

“There is no reason why our members, who do a difficult and dangerous job should be poorer this year than the last.

“People in this country are fed up of private companies making millions off the public purse while the people that do the job that generates that money are asked to justify maintaining their standard of living.

“Our members’ strike action will lead to chaos on the roads of Westminster during the coronation.

“NSL must get serious about giving our members an offer that doesn’t leave them worse off this year or they will be to blame for the disruption on the day of the coronation.”

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