Brighton bin strike to continue as last-minute talks collapse Brighton News

A city-wide BIN strike will go ahead as planned tomorrow, after last-minute talks with the council failed to prevent industrial action.

Brighton and Hove City Council met with those considering withdrawing from wages and working conditions earlier this afternoon.

However, a council spokesperson confirmed that the garbage collectors’ strike will take place tomorrow.

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A GMB union vote for a strike was unanimous, with 100 percent of members voting in favor of the walkout.

Brighton CityClean, Recycling, Commercial Waste and HGV drivers go on strike for two weeks amid the labor dispute.

The union called on the council to settle the dispute over the unilateral imposed daily changes and the removal of drivers from long-standing tours.

Branch secretary Mark Turner said: “I’m sure the board will want people to believe that it is only the GMB union and its members that are causing the disruption again, but the truth is that this dispute avoidable is entirely due to the council’s own decision.

“They have been repeatedly made aware of service issues and the harm to the health and well-being of our members resulting from tinkering with well-established routes and moving heavy truck drivers outside of their own board’s formal procedures. , but they ignored our members and complaints from workplace reps allowing it to continue anyway. ”

A statement from the council regarding the talks is expected shortly.

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