Solihull strike suspended as refuse workers deliver pay win.

Posted by Jon Parker-Dean
Monday 18 September 2023
GMB Trade Union - Solihull strike suspended as refuse workers deliver pay win.

Refuse and bin workers had staged a week-long walkout in a dispute over low pay.

GMB union have today announced that refuse workers in Solihull have voted to suspend strike action after accepting a pay offer.

The news comes after refuse workers employed by contracting giant Veolia staged a week long strike earlier this month.

Workers voted overwhelmingly to support the latest pay offer, which includes a 15% pay uplift for the lowest paid.

Rebecca Mitchell, GMB Organiser, said:

“Solihull’s refuse workers do dangerous, difficult and smelly work to keep our town and communities clean.

“Our members have stood together and deliver this win and the support from local people has been overwhelming.

“Solihull residents know the disruption was caused by council contractors more interested in bloated profits that treating workers and local people fairly.

“it's time for Solihull Borough Council to answer the question residents are asking; is it really value for money to let contracting giants deliver our local services?”

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