Parking restrictions and charges remain in place during strike action from 10 December

7th December 2022, 11:27am | By Molly Hobbs |

Parking restrictions and charges remain in place during strike action from 10 December

 

 

 

 

Wiltshire Council is reminding people that all parking restrictions and car parking charges remain in place across the county from 10-17 December, when there is a planned strike by some GMB union members in the parking enforcement team. 

Despite the planned industrial action, all parking restrictions remain in place, including car parking charges, and enforcement with the possibility of a penalty charge notice being issued will still continue. 

The industrial action relates to proposals to make changes to the council’s current unsocial, standby and callout policies. A two-year increment freeze and changes to overtime policies for staff were previously agreed by the unions and their members. The council needs to make changes to some staff polices to ensure they reward staff fairly and consistently for the work they do, while enabling services to work in a more agile and effective way to deliver its Business Plan aims. There are no proposals to cut the base pay of any council staff. 

In October, following many months of negotiations, a revised proposal was accepted by UNISON and Unite the Union but rejected by GMB. With the internal process now exhausted, the council will attempt to reach an agreement with GMB by holding ACAS-facilitated conciliation meetings, in line with the council’s recognition agreement. The first of those meetings is due to be held later this week. 

Terence Herbert, Chief Executive of Wiltshire Council, said: “While the strike is being held, car park users should continue to pay for parking as normal, as all charges and restrictions remain in place and we will have staff monitoring the sites.  

“We recognise the rights of GMB members to strike at this time, but do not feel that this action will help to move us forward to a resolution to this matter, as we are continuing to try to find a way forward through the ACAS-facilitated conciliation process. 

“It’s important to stress that our generous four-year pay protection offer was agreed by UNISON and Unite the Union but rejected by GMB, despite their initial positive reaction to it.  

“We hope to resolve this as soon as possible as we know the longer the situation continues, the more impact it will have on the wellbeing of our staff.

“We thank our staff for their continued professionalism.” 

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