GMB Members Set To Strike In Surrey Over Pay Including Terms And Conditions As Amey Waste Management Fail To Meet Their Legal Obligations
“Amey are stating they cannot afford an increase, but in reality they are bidding for contracts they cannot run or manage properly”, says GMB Southern
GMB, the union for waste, recycling and street cleansing in Surrey are calling on their members to undertake action in two Boroughs, Elmbridge and Surrey Heath. Currently the staff earn on average 17 percent less than some nearby boroughs and also have considerably less sick pay and holiday entitlement.
Amey are also currently refusing to pay the average holiday pay as required under UK law seeing our members short of money every time they take annual leave.
There will be several dates of action over the coming weeks and GMB are asking the general public to support their local refuse workers and complain to the local authority about Amey’s treatment of their staff.
Amey are owned by a Private equity company in the Netherlands called Ferrovial.
Paul Grafton, GMB Regional Officer said:
"This is an appalling state of affairs, Amey are stating they cannot afford an increase, but in reality they are bidding for contracts they cannot run or manage properly.
"Amey has a poor relationship with its staff and its creditors and also has in the region of 40 County Court Judgements against them for failing to pay. Anyone wishing to deal with Amey be aware of its poor credit history."
Contact: Paul Grafton 07714 239092 or GMB Southern Press Office 07970 114762