Richmond bin workers return to work after winning pay deal

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Three week strike ends after one day as Serco table improved pay offer to GMB members 

GMB, the union for refuse workers, can announce that the scheduled three week bin strike within the London Borough of Richmond has ended after only one day of action. 

The members, who are employed by the council’s waste contractor Serco, accepted an improved pay offer on Monday [17 October] which will see HGV drivers’ pay increase by 15 per cent. 

The workers will return to work today [18 October] and kerbside collections will recommence immediately. 

Paul Grafton, GMB Regional Officer said: 

“GMB are pleased that the dispute could be resolved after only one day of action. 

“The members were never after anything more than a pay rise which reflects the current economic climate. 

“With inflation at 9 per cent, it was vital for these key workers that they receive a pay rise above this, otherwise their pay would be going backwards. 

“They are now looking forward to going back to work and providing the brilliant service that the residents of Richmond are used to.” 


Contact: Paul Grafton on 07714 239 092