EA Thames Barrier workers consider industrial action during high tide

Trade union Unison says it is considering asking its members at the Thames Barrier to ramp up industrial action in September, during high tide.

Up to 3,000 staff at the Environment Agency (EA), which maintains the barrier, are already working to rule over a long-running salary dispute.

According to media reports, the action is planned for two weeks a fortnight apart -  2 to 8 September and 23 to 29 September - during the highest tides of the month.

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