Unite press release

For immediate release: Wednesday 15 March 2023

Strike action ends with £4K pay hike for parking officers in Hounslow

Pay will rise from £24,420.50 to £28,730 by November 2023.

Deal struck after Unite escalated strike action indefinitely.

By standing firm, Parking Enforcement Officers across Hounslow have secured a whopping pay boost.

The workers took two weeks of strike action in January and a further month of strike action from Monday 6 February until 5 March, followed by indefinite strike action.

The workforce has now voted to accept the 18 month pay deal worth almost 18%.  

Unite general secretary, Sharon Graham said: “This is a cracking pay deal for the parking officers in Hounslow. The workers’ rock solid determination has paid off. It’s more proof that Unite is fighting for better jobs, pay and conditions and winning.

Unite negotiated an additional 8% backdated to April 2022 (on top of 1.7% already awarded). Followed by a further 7% uplift from April 2023 and a further minimum 2% uplift from October 2023.

Unite acting national officer, Clare Keogh said: “The workers were not prepared to give up. Their determination has paid off.

“For our part, Unite was ready and willing to thrash out a deal from the very start. It’s a shame Serco took so long to reach a deal.

“This is a lesson to other outsourced employers up and down the country. Unite is absolutely determined to ensure our members in local authorities get a fair deal.”


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Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.