Coastguard work to rule over pay row

GREAT Yarmouth coastguard are working to rule for the next five weeks as they continue their long running fight to improve pay.Some members of the Yarmouth watch, who are based at Havenbridge House and co-ordinate rescues from the Humber to Southwold, are paid a penny over the minimum wage.

GREAT Yarmouth coastguard are working to rule for the next five weeks as they continue their long running fight to improve pay.

Some members of the Yarmouth watch, who are based at Havenbridge House and co-ordinate rescues from the Humber to Southwold, are paid a penny over the minimum wage.

The work to rule action by the Public and Commercial Service Union follows a recent series of one and two day strikes.

Union members are trying to force the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to agree to a £3,000 pay raise for staff in all of the country's 19 rescue co-ordination centres.