Bin collections binned this week

Week-long strike by Unite members hits council services

Smaller black bins to aid recycle drive

Bin collections across the borough have been halted as a result of industrial action.

Peter Winter

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BIN collections across the borough have been halted as a result of industrial action.

The week-long strike follows an overwhelming vote by members of public sector union, Unite to reject a 1.75 per cent pay rise from local government employers.

Union officials described the offer as “insulting” and a pay cut in real terms amid rampant inflation.

The council said there will be no bin collections and Household Recycling Centres will remain closed all week.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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