28th Jun, 2022

Pop up waste disposal sites scrapped as Coventry bin lorry drivers postpone strike

COVENTRY City Council have been notified by Unite that their strike involving bin lorry drivers has been postponed until the week starting 4 January 2022.

They said: “We welcome this news and will continue to talk to union representatives in an attempt to lawfully resolve the issues they have raised with us.

“This also means that the pop-up drop sites for people to take their securely bagged waste will not be opening next week as collections will be on as usual.”

“It has been brought the the attention of the council that some of their bin crews have received verbal abuse as they go about their work since the strike was announced.

“This has largely been directed at the bin collectors – who have not voted to strike – but no abuse, in any format, will be tolerated against any of our employees.

“Please treat people as you would like to be treated.”

A Unite spokesperson said: “Following an improved offer from Coventry council the bin strikes planned for next week have been suspended.

“This allows time for our members to be fully consulted on the offer that has been made. The strikes scheduled to begin on Wednesday 5 January remains scheduled to go ahead.”

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