2 July 2021

Fighting for fairness in the Royal Parks

PCS has begun balloting its cleaner/toilet attendant members who work for outsourcing company Just Ask Services in the Royal Parks in London. 

Members have put forward 6 demands to Just Ask Services, the key ones being union recognition, parity of pay with employees of the Royal Parks and no job cuts. 

The ballot ends on 14 July and if Just Ask don’t negotiate – the company hasn’t so far – then members will take strike action. 

Of course the underlying problem is that the Royal Parks chooses to outsource vital services. They don’t have to have staff on the legal minimums, that is a deliberate decision. Therefore after this dispute finishes members together will campaign to end the two-tier workforce but now the ballot must be won.