Supporting Ordinary Council WorkersPosted: May 14, 2002
Hackney Independent members joined the picket of the Kingsland Neighbourhood Housing Office on 14th May. UNISON members were on a one-day strike for an improved level of London weighting. The police get £6,000, nurses get £4,492 but for living in the same city Council workers get £2,674. While Hackney Council pay Managing Director Max Caller nearly £4,000 a week and pay a team of five Assistant Directors of Housing nearly £80,000 a year each the majority of workers are low paid.
Hackney Independent spokesman Peter Sutton commented, “we have been very critical of Hackney Council for a long time – but critical of councillors and senior officers. It was good to have this chance of supporting the picket by ordinary council workers and we give our full support to their campaign.”