Street light workers walk out in strike over pay deal

Street light workers in Sheffield took strike action over pay, terms and conditions.

The staff working for Sheffield Council contractor Amey led demonstrations at depots in Ecclesfield and Olive Grove Road, Heeley, on Friday.

Union GMB said that over 40 workers took part and members were in dispute over pay rates which have been ‘imposed without consultation, over the refusal of the company to honour our recognition procedure and sick pay.’

The dispute could spread, the union added.

Amey confirmed pay review discussions were ongoing and said that there would be ‘no impact or disruption to members of the public.’