Solihull bins strikes called off as deal agreed - The Solihull Observer

Solihull bins strikes called off as deal agreed

Solihull Editorial 19th Sep, 2023   0

FOLLOWING a of strikes, Solihull refuse and bin workers have voted to suspend further action.

GMB union members walked out over a pay dispute with contractor Veolia.

But now union members have accepted the latest pay offer, which includes a 15 per cent pay uplift for the lowest paid.

Rebecca Mitchell, GMB Organiser, said: “Solihull’s refuse workers do dangerous, difficult and smelly work to keep our town and communities clean.

“Our members have stood together and deliver this win and the support from local people has been overwhelming.

“Solihull residents know the disruption was caused by council contractors more interested in bloated profits that treating workers and local people fairly.

“It’s time for Solihull Council to answer the question residents are asking; is it really value for money to let contracting giants deliver our local services?”

A Solihull Council spokesperson said: “We are pleased to hear that Veolia and the GMB union have come to an agreement and that the strike action has been suspended.”

The Observer has contacted Veolia for comment.


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