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Friday, 14 October 2011

TV Licensing Workers Strike on Monday

More than 500 Capita employees working on the TV Licensing contract will down tools this Monday in an ongoing row over pay and conditions.

The Bristol and Darwen-based workers, members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), are protesting at a recent below-inflation pay offer, which comes on the back of a two year pay freeze.

Andy Furey of the CWU said: "Our members at Capita TV Licensing are facing a pay cut in real terms from a company which makes millions in profit every year. 

"We're asking for a simple improvement in their pay offer which at 2.6% is almost half the rate of inflation.

"Our members are determined to win a fair deal and if we strike - we strike solid and we strike to win."

A Capita spokesman said: "The offer made to staff working on the TV licensing contract represents a minimum increase of 2.6% and 2.7% for 2010 and 2011 respectively.

"We think it is a good and fair offer."

The TV Licensing workers will be mounting picket lines at both sites:
7:30 - 10:30am, 100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS98 1TL
7:30 - 10:30am, India Mill, Bolton Road, Darwen, BB3 1YX

Capita Business Services Ltd. was awarded the 10 year TV Licensing operations contract in 2002. The BBC is due to announce the winner of the new contract later this year. Several other companies including IBM and Cap Gemini have made applications for the role.

Fingers crossed that Monday's industrial action will cause complete and utter chaos with TV Licensing's sinister and deceitful operations.

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