Surrey bin strike over as GMB members accept improved offer

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Kerbside bin collections in Elmbridge and Surrey Heath are to recommence on Monday

GMB union have today notified the Elmbridge and Surrey Heath waste contractor Amey that the strike action being undertaken by union members has been suspended.

The company have made an improved offer to their refuse drivers and loaders, which has been accepted by the majority of GMB members.

The strike will no longer go ahead as planned, which leaves the refuse collections to go ahead as usual as of next week.

Paul Grafton, GMB Regional Officer said:

“GMB members working as refuse collectors within Elmbridge and Surrey Heath Borough Councils have accepted an improve pay offer from their employer Amey.

“This has been a protracted dispute, and we are grateful to ACAS for facilitating yesterday’s pay talks.

“Our members have banked this improved offer and will return to providing the excellent service that their hard work delivers for residents.

“We are hopeful that this dispute sends a message to Amey – that our members are solid when they take collective action, and that perhaps they can make an offer next time that will avoid our members going out on strike at all.”


Media enquiries: Paul Grafton on 07714 239 092