Brighton bin strike goes ahead

05 Oct 2021
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Brighton’s city clean refuse, recycling, commercial waste, and com-bin HGV drivers will walk out after voting overwhelmingly to strike.

The ballot result on a return of 79.6% was that members were 100% in favour of industrial action.   

Workers voted to strike vote comes over a dispute with the city’s Green council over their refusal to intervene and settle an ongoing dispute around unilateral imposed daily changes and removal of drivers from long standing rounds without process, by management whim.   

The walk out begins on October 5 for 14 days - with the strike beginning at 5am each day.

Gary Palmer, GMB Organiser, said:

"A total of 54 HGV holding drivers will be taking strike action during the next 14 days after latest talks with Brighton and Hove City Council failed.

"Pickets will be in place from 5am each day.

"HGV drivers are being removed without reason at the whim of local management, ignoring all the council's own policies and procedures around raising issues around capability or disciplinary matters in a formal way.  

"The bullying and harassment of GMB drivers before and during this dispute must stop."

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