Pay win for Notts refuse workers as strike called off

Posted by Jon Parker-Dean
Tuesday 17 October 2023
GMB Trade Union - Pay win for Notts refuse workers as strike called off

Nottinghamshire workers at French contacting giant Veolia have voted to accept a cost of living pay boost.

GMB Union have today announced the end of strike action at outsourcing giant Veolia.

The news comes after three weeks of strike disruption to Nottinghamshire refuse services, with collection for 250,000 residents impacted.

Strike action had hit Mansfield’s Materials Recycling Facility, Ashfield’s Welshcroft Close site and Bassetlaw’s Claylands Avenue site.

GMB members have voted to accept a one-off cost of living award along with commitments from Veolia to confront issues with workplace culture.

Mick Coppin, GMB Organiser, said:

“Our members do difficult and dangerous work for the minimum wage.

“They’re key to keeping Nottinghamshire’s waste services moving, but for too long they’ve been overlooked and undervalued.

“They’ve delivered this pay win by standing together and showing determination in the face of massive pressure from Veolia.

“Veolia is a French multi-national corporation taking council tax-payers money and paying Nottinghamshire workers barely the minimum wage.

“That’s why it’s so shocking we’ve seen nothing but in-action from Nottinghamshire County Council throughout the strike, despite Veolia being one of council’s biggest contactors.”

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