Strikes to hit Tower Bridge, Old Bailey, Barbican and more in pay dispute

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Tourist attractions across London could be forced to close as more than 900 workers walk out on 25 May, says GMB London

London tourist attractions including Tower Bridge, Old Bailey, Barbican, museums, gardens, parks and markets could be forced to close after workers voted to strike,

More than 900 City of London Corporation workers will walk out for 24 hours on 25 May in a dispute over pay.

Workers voted for strike action by a majority of 77 per cent.

Anna Lee, GMB London Region Organiser, said:

"This vote and support for strike action confirms how strongly our members feel and how this cost-of-living crisis is having such a devastating impact on them and their families.

“This ‘them and us’ culture within the Corporation of London has to end.  

“It is not OK for workers to be using foodbanks whilst Corporation bosses spend thousands of pounds of taxpayer's money on hospitality -  while telling staff there's no money for pay.

"Our members do not take this action lightly, but our demands for fair pay have been falling on deaf ears for months.

“No one wants to go on strike but our members feel they are not being listened to, now they feel they have no alternative.

“GMB calls on the City of London Corporation to properly value and respect their staff and return to the negotiating table.”


For more information please contact Anna Lee, GMB London Region Organiser 078 7017 6720.

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