Northampton bin workers vote to strike

13 Apr 2022
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Northampton town’s bin workers have voted for strike action. 

Industrial action - which could affect 94,000 homes - could take place as early as 27 April. 

GMB now meet with members to discuss possible strike dates. 

Northampton's refuse collectors – employed by Veolia - are angry after turning down a real terms pay cut, with inflation running at a 9 per cent. 

The council, ultimately responsible for bin collections, has increased Veolia’s funding by 5.5 per cent, but the company are refusing to pass that on to workers. 

Dave Warwick, GMB Organiser, said: 

“Northampton town now faces a massive bin strike because of boss’s penny pinching. 

"The council has given Veolia a big funding increase to battle inflation, but the company won't pass any on to workers. 

“Now they must deal with the consequences – dirty streets and huge disruption for the residents of Northampton. 

“It’s not too late to stop this strike - a decent pay offer would get workers back round the table.” 

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