Adur and Worthing Bin strike to go ahead after unanimous vote

18 Feb 2022
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A bin strike in Adur and Worthing looks set to go ahead after a GMB members voted unanimously for industrial action. 

Around 60 refuse, streets and recycling operatives and drivers will walk out after their demands for an uplift in all grades, increased rates for overtime and shift patterns, plus a review of operating and management practices were ignored by management. 

The ballot saw 100 per cent of votes cast in favour of strike action on a turnout of 90 per cent. 

Strike dates will be announced in the coming days. 

Gary Palmer, GMB Regional Organiser, said: 

“Continued belligerence by council management will see residents’ rubbish uncollected and the streets dirty for a sustained period of industrial action.  

“It needn’t be this way - but our members’ perfectly legitimate concerns need addressing; not through informal methods offered by the council, but via formal negotiations with their chosen trade union. 

“GMB union will use all means at our disposal to ensure we get a decent deal for our members, and though it is always a last resort, this includes industrial action. 

“It’s now down to council bosses to make the next move.   

“Let’s hope it’s the right one for all concerned in Adur and Worthing.” 

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