After one day of action, kerbside collections will recommence – including from Windsor Castle
GMB, the union for refuse workers, have called off the two week long bin strike within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead after just one day of strike action.
The members were set to take action for two weeks from today until their employer, council’s waste contractor Serco, tabled a fourth improved pay offer which was accepted by the majority of members.
The revised pay offer will mean a 17 per cent pay rise for some workers, depending on their job role.
Kerbside collections will recommence from tomorrow, meaning that the bins at Windsor Castle will be collected as usual.
Nikki Dancey, GMB Regional Officer said:
“Serco were obviously keen to put a stop to this dispute, as they made two improved pay offers just today.
“It just goes to show that if a group of workers stand together, they can secure a pay uplift which better reflects the true value of the work they do.
“GMB would like to thank the residents for their support – everyone is feeling the pinch at the moment.
“All our members are trying to do is to earn enough money to keep up with inflation and prevent themselves from being poorer at the end of each month.”