Traffic wardens plan 24-hour strike

Traffic wardens plan 24-hour strike

Motorists in Portsmorth may be relieved to hear that the city's traffic wardens are going on strike.

And a hike in targets is one of the issues which sparked the protest. Wardens, who staged two hours of industrial action last week, will walk out for 24 hours on Wednesday.

Unite convenor Richard White said there are several grievances including low pay, poor changing facilities, unfair job evaluations, overbearing management and increased pressure to increase parking tickets.

He said the city council had imposed a 40% increase in targets, while claiming the city's wardens had "reluctantly decided to move to full strike action".

He added: "It is regrettable that we have to take this step, but the attitude of council management has left us with no alternative.

"So far, our members have taken action short of strike and strike actions lasting only an hour - yet on both occasions Portsmouth City Council has docked members a full day's pay."

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