Industrial action by more than 250 workers at the City of London Corporation, the local authority for London’s Square Mile financial centre, has ended after an improved pay deal was secured.

The workers, who are members of Unite, have voted in favour of the pay deal, which will see most workers’ pay increase by more than 20 per cent, with some workers’ wages increasing by 30 per cent.

The pay deal comprised of consolidating a previously one-off cost of living payment of £1,000 for 2022 into the workers’ wages as well as a consolidated £3,000 rise for 2023.  

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This is a huge win for our City of London Corporation members, who achieved it by standing firm in their union. This result will inspire our members at other local authorities across the UK who are currently taking strike action over pay with the full support of Unite.”

The workers at the City of London Corporation are employed in a variety of roles including security, police staff, grounds maintenance and administrative functions. The workers took part in industrial action in May, with subsequent strikes postponed to allow for negotiations.

Unite regional officer Nick West said: “Well done to City of London Corporation workers for this pay win. The decision to strike is not an easy one, but their commitment to achieving a fair pay rise resulted in the employer putting forward a much improved deal.”


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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.