Hackney parking wardens to strike for a week

Hackney parking wardens are to strike for a week in a row over pay and their personal safety.

The Unite members will take action from February 10 to 16 over  action.

Unite regional officer Onay Kasab said: “We have had cases where our members are going out on the same rounds where they have previously been assaulted.

“As a consequence of this and to make this demanding  job more attractive, we are calling for pay and conditions to be harmonised with those workers employed by Hackney council when it comes to annual leave, sick pay and unsocial hours payments. We want our members taken back in-house by the council.

“Free parking beckons for Hackney residents during the strike days with the adverse impact that this will have on the council’s finances as revenues from parking tickets dry up.

“However, there is still time for the management of Apcoa Parking to come back to the negotiating table to hammer out a fair settlement for these dedicated workers out in all weathers who also face the ever-present danger of being physically attacked for just doing their job.”

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