Traffic wardens in Southampton are to strike over pay, which could lead to hundreds of drivers taking advantage of "free" parking and the loss of thousands of pounds in revenue for the council. An estimated £100 000 will be lost by the authority.
The wardens from Southampton City Council, who are members of Unite and Unison Unions, are to walk out on today, Tuesday 31st May and plan on taking several days of strike action.
A spokesbod bluffed that managers could step in for the 33 enforcement officers expected to take industrial action (what, managers leave their cosy offices?), which could mean that parking tickets will be issued. However, he also said that the council hoped that motorists would be honest and pay for their parking.
Yeah, right, that's surely going to happen.