27 September 2012
UPDATED: SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER – The Doncaster refuse workers have called off their strike action after voting to accept a revised three-year pay deal. They had earlier rejected a 1.7% deal for this year. But after their vote for all-out action, bosses nearly doubled the offer to 3.2%, with increases in line with RPI inflation for the next two years.
THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER
Doncaster refuse workers will escalate their pay fight to all-out strike action next week.
Around 100 striking refuse workers employed by contractor SITA have staged one-day strikes, fighting for pay parity with other workers in the region doing the same jobs. The Doncaster workers are being paid around £1 an hour less than their counterparts in Leeds.
Last week, the strikers forced back scab bin wagons at their depot in Doncaster.
They staged a second strike on Monday 24 September. Now they are set to strike on Friday 28 September before beginning an indefinite strike from Monday 1 October.
Please rush messages of support urgently to the workers’ Unite rep Chris Weldon.