Barrow bin strike as three quarters of workers walk out

08 Mar 2022
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A Barrow bin strike will take place tomorrow [9 March 2022] as more than three quarters of the work force down tools. 

Refuse collectors working for FCC Environment voted unanimously to walk out over the real terms pay cut offered by bosses. 

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

Michael Hall, GMB Organiser, said:   

“Barrow’s refuse collectors are at the end of their tether. Bosses are trying to fob them off with a real terms pay cut while the country is in the grip of the worst cost of living crisis in a generation. 

“Now, thanks to FCC’s pig headedness, tens of thousands of Barrow homes won’t have their rubbish collected. 

“These refuse collectors know what they’re worth and they’ll fight to get it. Management could stop any disruption for the people of Barrow in a pen stroke – just offer our members an actual pay rise so they can make ends meet.” 

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