photo Paul Mattsson

photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge: opens in new window)

Workers at Tower Hamlets Labour-run council in east London are set to strike on 3, 6, 7 July against management plans to ‘sack and re-engage’ its entire workforce, in order to force them to accept worse terms and conditions.

The workers, members of Unison local government union, could face reduced out-of-hours pay, slashed severance pay, a reduced ‘flexi’ scheme, worse pay for some grades, and staff being asked to work anywhere in the borough with little notice, even though travel allowance is being cut.

Members voted by 89.6% for strike action, and there will be both socially distanced and virtual picket lines, with members working from home also downing tools.