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Plumbers strike over wage cuts

PUBLISHED: 16:34 04 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:39 25 August 2010

PLUMBERS working for a council plan to strike today after their wages were slashed by nearly a half. Greenwich council has sharply reduced the money it pays plumbers for their services.

PLUMBERS working for a council plan to strike today after their wages were slashed by nearly a half.

Greenwich council has sharply reduced the money it pays plumbers for their services.

UNISON members were due to set up a picket line outside the Town Hall in Woolwich, from 7am to 10am.

Branch Secretary of UNISON Onay Kasab said: "Our members and indeed the working class generally should not be forced to pay for an economic mess not of their making."

The payment for replacing a kitchen sink was slashed from £120 to £32.90, replacing a bath was cut from £120 to £53.80.

Replacing a hand basin went from £60 to £27.68 and to replace a toilet or waste pipes, the price went from £30 to £17.23.

Greenwich council declined to comment.

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