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Solihull bin strike dates announced; 86,000 face five days of action

11 Mar 2022
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GMB Union has announced dates for the forthcoming Solihull bin strike. 

Almost 100 refuse workers will walk out for five days from 28 March. 

Amey Services Limited who employ the workers, have offered an ‘insulting’ pay rise which will increase some workers to the Real Living Wage, with others seeing no increase at all. 

Refuse and recycling services for Solihull Metropolitan Council – including Bickenhill waste tip and recycling centre, local cemeteries, street cleansing, parks and more than 86,000 households will be affected.   

Dave Warwick, GMB Organiser, said:   

“Time is running out; Amey has just two weeks to get round the table with GMB Union and stop massive disruption for the people of Solihull. 

“A pay rise that means no more than the Real Living Wage for some, and nothing at all for others, is an insult. 

“These workers were on duty right through the pandemic and now they want to be paid at least the industry average.   

“Bosses need to negotiate with GMB in good faith and avoid rubbish collecting in the streets of Solihull.” 

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