Kirklees UNISON Bin Strike Is Back On

The strike was scheduled for 4th to 10th June 2018

Kirklees UNISON bin workers have voted in favour for a one-week strike action, as they says their members have faced bullying and harassment at the hands of managers.

During the strike action, bins will not be collected by Kirklees UNISON members.

Kirklees may have the option to draft in agency workers to cover the rounds but there would be disruption to bin collections.

UNISON says its members have faced bullying and harassment at the hands of managers.

The strike was supposed to be in last week but was postponed following talks with the Kirklees Council and ACAS.

Paul Holmes, Kirklees UNISON Branch Secretary, said: “Unfortunately the talks have gone backwards and things that had been agreed have not come to fruition.”

“The members are really angry and expressed that anger at a meeting with their union representatives in no uncertain terms.”

“At this moment in time, given the strength of feeling among our members, I can’t see how a strike can be avoided.”

Karl Battersby, Strategic Director Economy and Infrastructure, said: “I can assure the public, the unions and their members that we do not tolerate bullying or harassment and take allegations of this nature very seriously.”

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