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Determination of Camden NSL members wins rise above London Living Wage

NSL workers picket the Crowndale Road base, July 11, 2012

NSL workers picket the Crowndale Road base, July 11, 2012

The proposed strike next week amongst staff employed by NSL on the Camden contract is no longer taking place.  A settlement has been reached which will result in:

• A 4% rise on the hourly rate, backdated to 1 September 2012
• A 3% rise on top of that increase, with effect from 1 April 2013, and
• A further 3% increase from 1 April 2014. Continue reading

The NSL dispute raised in Parliament by John McDonnell

The long-running dispute involving some 160 Camden UNISON members fighting for a substantial increase on their hourly rate of £8.09 on the Council’s NSL parking enforcement contract is now the subject of an Early Day Motion (number 604), tabled on 18 October by Labour MP John McDonnell. Continue reading

Lively march caps 3 days of industrial action by NSL workers

Dozens of Camden UNISON members on the NSL parking enforcement contract rounded off their third consecutive day of strike action with a march along the pavement between Holborn tube and Euston mainline stations on Saturday afternoon (11 August). Fifty strikers and supporters, chanting ‘Low Pay, No Way’ and ‘NSL: No Slave Labour’, carried placards and UNISON flags along the route that ran parallel to the Olympic lane that has operated from the Kingsway through Upper Woburn Place during the course of the Games.

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Camden UNISON NSL members strike video footage and interviews

Footage of NSL workers in Camden UNISON on strike with interviews with local UNISON representatives. Continue reading

Camden traffic wardens to strike a second time in pay dispute

Some 160 Camden UNISON members, employed by parking enforcement contractor NSL, will mount their second strike in a month from Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 August. The three-day walkout amid the closing stages of the 2012 Olympics follows a strongly supported two-day strike on 11 and 12 July.  The action comes after members, currently paid just £8.09 an hour and working a basic 42.5 hour week, unanimously rejected NSL’s latest offer.   Continue reading

Camden Unison members working for NSL to strike on 9th, 10th and 11th August

As part of their struggle for fair pay, Camden Unison members employed by NSL on the parking enforcement contract are to take industrial action on Thursday 9th August, Friday 10th August and Saturday 11th August 2012. Continue reading

Camden NSL Worker Threatened With Sack

Striking NSL workers rally at the Town Hall

A CCTV operator on Camden Council’s parking enforcement contract with NSL now faces the possibility of a ‘gross misconduct’ charge after being quoted in the Camden New Journal as part of its coverage of the opening day of a two-day strike by some 160 UNISON members in an increasingly bitter dispute over pay and condition. The worker, who is 30 weeks pregnant and was due to start maternity leave in less than three weeks, was reportedly in a state of shock after attending an investigative interview with local managers on Thursday afternoon (19 July). She was among a group of strikers interviewed by local journalist Pavan Amara while proceeding to a lunch-time rally at Camden Town Hall on the first day of the strike action. Continue reading

Camden Traffic Wardens take their case to the Council

AFTER A highly effective two-day strike UNISON members, employed by Camden Council’s parking contractor NSL, have decided to put their case for a substantial pay rise and other improvements in their terms and conditions to members of the north London authority’s Cabinet on Wednesday evening (18 July). The UNISON branch has requested a deputation to address the Labour-controlled Cabinet about the dispute against the background of a report on the London Living Wage. Continue reading

NSL workers strike: A remarkable day in the life of Camden Unison

NSL workers picket the Crowndale Road base, July 11, 2012

Picket at the Crowndale Road base, July 11, 2012

On Wednesday 11 July Camden UNISON members on the NSL parking enforcement contract mounted their first ever day of strike action. And what a day it was! Between brief spells of sunshine and the occasional downpour striking NSL workers, along with branch officers and shop stewards from across the Council, maintained solid picket lines for nearly five hours at all six of the NSL workplaces across the borough. During the course of the day at least half of the more than 160 UNISON members on the contract took part in picketing and/or the vibrant rally outside Camden Town Hall. Continue reading

Picket lines on 11th and 12th July 2012 in the NSL dispute

Picket lines on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th July (these will be staffed from 6.30am):

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