Discussions lead to suspension of strike days by recycling and refuse drivers
Geoff Raw Executive Director Environment, Development & Housing said. “I’m pleased that strike action has been suspended. We are continuing discussions with the GMB union and looking at a full service redesign to ensure we meet the needs of the city and to resolve work to rule.
I’m sorry for the disruption the industrial action has caused, we cannot favour one group of workers over another and increasing allowances for one group of staff would require us to increase it for many others at great cost to the Council’s overall pay bill. The agreement we reached with our trade unions and staff last year was to better ensure we were equal pay compliant.”
During the continuing 'work to rule' there will be disruption to our refuse and recycling collections service. We apologise for any delays. Get the latest information about collections and what to do if your collection has been missed at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/cityclean
The street cleansing team will be working as normal.