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Sheffield bin strike cancelled as workers accept better deal

19 Nov 2021
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An all-out, permanent strike amongst refuse collectors employed by Veolia in Sheffield has been called off after the company offered an improved pay deal. 

Workers voted to accept the two-year deal which will see a 3 per cent increase for year one – back dated to May - a one-off payment of £250 for each employee, with a further 3.5 per cent increase for year two.    

The strike for indefinite action was scheduled to take place from the 22 November and would have had an impact on more than 200,000 homes across Sheffield over Christmas and the New Year.  

Lee Parkinson, GMB Organiser, said:       

“GMB members at Veolia stood together in an act of solidarity to achieve pay justice.   

“They have now exercised their democratic right and voted in favour of the improved offer.  

“They risked their own health and safety during the pandemic to keep operating a service on behalf of Veolia, and it is only right that this year’s pay deal goes some way to reflect their efforts over the last 18 months.”  

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