Town Hall staff consider strike

WORKERS may go on strike at the town hall after council bosses announced plans to cut the London weighting allowance for many of its staff. Unison and GMB unions are balloting its members on industrial action in response to Brent Council s plans to scrap

WORKERS may go on strike at the town hall after council bosses announced plans to cut the London weighting allowance for many of its staff.

Unison and GMB unions are balloting its members on industrial action in response to Brent Council's plans to scrap the inner London weighting allowance - awarded to its longest serving employees.

The cuts follow compulsory and voluntary redundancies, announced earlier this year, and a new wave of job losses expected next month.

Phil O'Reilly, Unison branch secretary , said: "These cuts would mean a pay cut of �1,542 a year for many of the council's lowest paid employees, and would affect approximately one third of the workforce. In a year when we have had a pay freeze how do they expect us to cope?