Friday, 18 November 2011

Capita woes: TV licensing fee workers on strike

I read this story with interest. There is a strike in Bristol by the people who work for Capita collecting TV licence fees. (Did you know that Capita do that? I didn't.) They are members of the Communication Workers Union who also organise postal workers.
They are protesting about their pay, which is falling and falling. Overnight they were joined on their picket line by members of the Bristol 'Occupy' movement.

The Bristol CWU Branch Secretary said:

"It's great that they've come to show their support. One of the slogans on one of their tents was: 'Capitalism isn't working' - well today, it's certainly true that Capita isn't working."

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