Wiltshire bin strike suspended after improved company offer, says GMB

25 Feb 2022
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A GMB bin strike across Wiltshire has been suspended after an improved offer from the company.

Refuse workers, employed by Hills Municipal Collections Ltd, were due to walk out for 14 days starting on Monday 28 February.

But following a new offer,  GMB has agreed to suspend the first week of action to allow members to vote on whether to accept it. 

The ballot will run from 28 February to 2 March.

Nicola Nixon, GMB Regional Organiser said:   

“The fact that Hills has placed an increased offer on the table is good, but let’s not get too carried away.  

“It has to meet the expectations of our members and this offer is still somewhat short of their initial valuation of themselves and the pay rates they feel they deserve for their hard work.   

“While it’s not quite there, I have to acknowledge that Hills have moved forward with this offer. 

“It’s just a shame they didn’t go that little bit further to perhaps make an acceptance result a foregone conclusion.     

“GMB members will always have final say on any offer that Hills might put on the table.

“Suspension was the right thing to do while we meet with members across all three sites to carry out a ballot.”  

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