Just weeks after Slough parking wardens walked out in a strike over pay, roads will once again be left unmonitored as further strike action has been announced,

Over 30 Saba Park Services parking enforcement officers in Slough will take strike action from February 26 to March 10, Unite can confirm - leaving the council without parking attendance, back office support, CCTV monitoring or enforcement in bus lanes.

Unite general secretary, Sharon Graham, said: “Unite’s members at Saba Park Services play a critical role in keeping Slough’s roads functioning and they fully deserve to be paid the market rate for their roles.

"Unite is dedicated to improving and defending the jobs pay and conditions of its members. The workers employed by Saba Park Services will receive our continued and complete support.”

Despite Saba Park Services reporting a turnover close to £19 million, its staff are paid significantly lower than the market rate.

During a protest on February 5, Saba staff said they felt "ignored" by the company.

A long-term member of office staff said her wages are "very very low" and she was protesting due to "frustration with the rising cost of living".

"When people work and they can't afford the basic cost of living and they are unable to pay their bills and feed their family - what is the point of it?"

Other members of staff told of being attacked on the street by residents, poor welfare support and difficulties with taking sick leave.

The contract for parking enforcement is outsourced by Conservative-controlled Slough Council, who allegedly "washed its hands of the dispute" according to Unite.

When approached by the Observer about the February 5 strike action, a council spokesperson said: "We are not in a position to discuss this matter at this time."

Unite regional officer, Richard White, said: “The strike action will shut down parking enforcement in Slough.

"This dispute is of Saba Parking and the council’s own making. Instead of pointing the figure of blame at each other, they should be working together to table a fair pay offer.

“This dispute has been ongoing since last April and since then we have seen membership grow rapidly. We will continue to work together until we receive a decent offer.”

Throughout the town, street parking restrictions - such as double yellow lines and resident parking zones - as well as off and on-street pay and display parking, will not be monitored."