Doncaster refuse workers win increased deal after all-out strike vote

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.

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.

1 comment

  1. John Williams said:

    My Dad used to drive a bin wagon for the council. Don’t let SITA get away with driving down wages and conditions.

    30 September 2012 at 12:57pm

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