Barrow bin strike confirmed as refuse collectors vote for industrial action

16 Feb 2022
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A Barrow bin strike has been confirmed after GMB members voted for industrial action.  

More than three quarters of the refuse collectors working for FCC Environment voted unanimously to walk out. 

The strikes will take place on six days from 9 – 11 March and then 16 - 18 affecting more than 33,000 households. 

Michael Hall, GMB Organiser, said:  

“Barrow refuse collectors are angry; despite inflation running sky high bosses won’t even give them a three per cent pay rise so they can make ends meet. 

"Thanks to their penny pinching, the people of Barrow face the massive disruption of a bin strike. 

“It’s not too late - GMB urges management to get round the table and offer these keyworkers the pay rise they deserve, before industrial action takes place.” 

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