Onyx, who are soon to transfer their employment as the contract changes to
Cleanaway, have voted unanimously to campaign for a London Weighting of
£4,000. Over 200 staff, all members of the Transport and General
parity with directly employed council workers.
Paul Fawcett, T&G regional industrial organiser, and spokesman for the Tower
Hamlets workers, said,
'There is a strong determination that the claim is a justified one which
will go a long way to resolving differences in payand conditions between
workers providing public services through private contractors and those who
are directly employed. Such differences are, in our view, unacceptable.
'We want to resolve this matter through negotiations but our members resolve
is such that they will not rule out taking industrial action.'
The current contract with Onyx in Tower Hamlets is due to end in November.
The workers involved will then transfer employment to Cleanaway and the
campaign will continue.