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Maintenance workers strike again

PUBLISHED: 10:38 09 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:21 03 July 2010

WORKERS responsible for maintaining Yarmouth council homes downed tools yesterday for the second week running in a protest over lower wages.

The Norse Commercial Services (NCS) staff staged a high-profile demonstration outside Yarmouth Town Hall in their continuing bid to make their bosses change new contracts.

WORKERS responsible for maintaining Yarmouth council homes downed tools yesterday for the second week running in a protest over lower wages.

The Norse Commercial Services (NCS) staff staged a high-profile demonstration outside Yarmouth Town Hall in their continuing bid to make their bosses change new contracts.

Workers say that because of a change in their working hours and the end of overtime they have lost at least £2,000 from their annual wage packets.

The protest was again organised by the union Ucatt because it feels it was deceived by not being involved in the drawing up of the new NCS contract last October to maintain Yarmouth Borough Council homes.

The strikers say that as a result of their industrial action and new working hours there is a backlog of 300 homes that need work doing - and that number could rise as further strikes are planned later in the month.

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