NSL staff in Camden are taking industrial action for a living wage.
The members of Unison are currently working for just £8.09 an hour in what is a difficult and sometimes stressful job. They are calling for a pay rise of £2.50 which would give the the same pay as NSL workers in Waltham Forest. NSL are currently offering a pay rise of 21 pence.
While the director of the outsourced public service earns £440,000 a year he expects his London staff to work on a fraction of that. Union members took strike action earlier in the year on the 11th and 12th July and in this round of the dispute will be striking on the 9th, 10th and 11th August.
At the rally a number of NSL staff spoke as well as George Binette (chair of Camden Unison), on Rogers (Unison NEC), Natalie Bennett (Camden Green Party), John MacDonnell (Labour Party) and others.
Videos from today’s rally;
Traffic wardens speak
George Binette, Camden Unison
Speakers in solidarity;
Natalie Bennett, Camden Green Party
John MacDonnell, Labour MP
Jon Rogers, from the NEC of Unison