Chesterfield bin strike called off after workers accept deal

21 Jun 2022
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The Chesterfield bin strike has been called off after workers accepted a 7.5 per cent pay rise. 

Workers at Chesterfield Veolia Environmental Services have today [21 June 2022] unanimously accepted the deal which will see rates of pay rise by £2 per hour.   

The increase take effect from the 1 July and workers will receive backpay from the 1 April 2022.    

Deanne Ferguson, GMB Organiser, said:   

“At a time when workers are feeling large financial pressures due to the cost-of-living crisis, I am pleased Veolia has listened to our members’ requests. 

‘They’ve offered a pay rise which will make a real difference to their working lives.   

“GMB members, some of the lowest paid in the country, were prepared to take strike action to secure a fair pay increase.  

“It's not right that a bin worker in Chesterfield is paid any less than another bin worker elsewhere. 

“The uplift in pay now brings Chesterfield Veolia workers more in line with other refuse workers on similar contracts - which is the right thing to do.”  

“GMB members should be incredibly proud of the part they played in securing this deal.”  

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