Wiltshire bin strike: GMB to ballot refuse workers on improved pay offer from company
Ultimately, it will be down to the members whether this offer goes far enough for them to accept the offer and end the strike says GMB Union
GMB, the union for striking refuse collectors in Wiltshire, is to ballot members on a new improved pay offer from the company.
GMB reps met this morning [16 March] met to consider the offer and have agreed to recommend it to the wider membership.
Voting will begin first thing tomorrow morning [17 March] - with results expected in the afternoon.
If GMB members vote to accept the offer, it will bring an end to the long-running dispute.
Nicola Nixon, GMB Organiser said:
“GMB members have stood firm and united throughout this dispute.
“We are pleased to have negotiated an improved offer from the company which we will be balloting our members on tomorrow.
“Ultimately, it will be down to the members whether this offer goes far enough for them to accept the offer and end the strike.
“We are also seeking reassurance from the company that if the members accept the offer there will be no reprisals against any of the workforce as a result of the strike.”