EXCLUSIVE: London Traffic wardens to take strike action during the Olympics

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by John Millington

CAMDEN traffic wardens will take strike action during the Olympics after talks with their employer NSL broke down again yesterday, the Dreadnaught can reveal.

3 days of strike action are now expected to take place from the 9th August till the 11th next week unless a last minute deal can be struck.

Unison – the union that represents traffic wardens has been in a bitter pay dispute with contractor NSL for over a month with 2 days of industrial action already taking place.

Despite constant talks between both sides, union reps have expressed outrage the latest offer by NSL bosses describing it as “worse” than previous offers.

Branch secretary George Binette told the Dreadnaught: “NSL has tabled a worse offer than before the highly effective strike on 11th and 12th July.”

He added that although the pay offer did hit the London Living Wage target of £8.30 an hour, it remained a pay cut when taking inflation into account.

“These workers are generating huge profits for NSL and revenue for Camden council,” he said.

“Our members are frustrated but also determined to fight for a long overdue substantial pay rise.”

More to follow…

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