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Windsor Castle wardens decide to suspend industrial action

Windsor Castle wardens decide to suspend industrial action

Lucy Elder

A decision to suspend non-strike industrial action has been made by Windsor Castle staff.

On April 14, a ballot of 76 wardens represented by Public Commercial Services (PCS) union, 84 percent voted for action on a turn out of 82 percent.

Starting pay for wardens is £14,400 a year and they are also expected to carry out extra duties, including giving tours of the castle.

The day after the vote, a spokesman for PCS said non-strike industrial action, including withdrawing this goodwill, could start from the end of the month.

However a decision has been made to suspend the industrial action that was due to start this week.

A PCS spokesman said: "We've suspended the planned non-strike industrial action due to start this week to allow us to consider a significantly improved pay offer.

"The dispute isn't yet over and we reserve the right to reinstate industrial action if required.

"But we believe we're making real progress in talks with the employer, and we should soon be in a position to ballot our members on a final offer."

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