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Sheffield bin strikes suspended after new pay offer

12 Nov 2021
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GMB Union has suspended planned industrial action by refuse workers at Veolia in Sheffield.

Strike action was scheduled to take place on 15 November - with indefinite strike action from 22 November.

Industrial action will now be suspended so members can be balloted on a new pay deal put forward by the company.

Members will vote on whether to accept a two-year deal which will see a 3% increase for year one, and a one-off payment of £250 (gross) for each employee and a further 3.5% for year two.   

More than 200,000 homes in Sheffield would have been affected by the industrial action should it have gone ahead.  

Lee Parkinson, GMB Organiser, said:     

“I will be meeting with GMB members at Veolia on Monday to put the offer to them and once we know the outcome of the ballot, I will be meeting with the company.”   

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