GMB members in Wealden announce bin strike

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Refuse collections will cease on 25th April for an initial two-week period 

Refuse collectors employed by Biffa within Wealden District Council will be going on strike over pay. 

The strike is due to commence on 25th April and is scheduled for an initial two weeks, with further action possible if talks are not productive. 

Almost 65,000 households will be affected by the action. 

Talks between the union and Biffa management begin on Thursday 21 April. 

Gary Palmer, GMB Regional Organiser said: "GMB's members employed by Biffa within Wealden District Council are unhappy with the pay deal they have been offered. 

"Based on the vital work they have been doing throughout the various lockdowns and on market rates, they believe that they deserve a more significant pay uplift. 

"Biffa and the council have almost two weeks before the strike action commences. 

"They still have time to prevent the action and any knock-on effect this will have on residents and local businesses - they just need to get around the negotiating table with GMB and make our members an offer which better reflects the work they do every day, come rain or shine." 


Contact: Gary Palmer on 07552 165 950