Regent’s Park gardeners are on strike over pay today
Workers, employed by private contractor Idverde, will walk on on Thursday 1 February for 24 hours in anger at the fact they received lower pay than gardeners at the other Royal Parks.
Staff at Regent’s Park were handed the prestigious BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) award for their work just last year.
Anna Lee, GMB Organiser, said:
“These highly skilled gardeners have won several awards for their work over the past few years.
“It’s a shame their employer Idverde and the Royal Parks do not recognise it and pay them a pittance – less than colleagues working in other parks.
"They maintain these grounds for the benefit of all Londoners, but they now face the ugly prospect of being priced out of their own city.
“GMB is not likely to allow this to happen.
“GMB calls on Idverde and the Royal Parks to recognise and value these skilled workers and give them the pay rise they deserve.”