9 October 2014
From GMB: GMB members want a fair share of the money allocated for this vital service plus a decent toilet in the winter, somewhere to wash and a bit of honesty which isn’t a lot to ask for says GMB.
GMB members employed by the Green Company, running five recycling centres as a subcontractor to Veolia for Sheffield City Council, are taking further four days of strike action in a dispute over pay, facilities and how the contract is managed. They will be on strike on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th and Monday 13th October. This follows strike action on Wednesday 1st October and Monday 6th October.
The five recycling centres are located at Beighton Road, Woodhouse, S13 7PS, Blackstock Road, Gleadless, S14 1FY, Manchester Road, Deepcar, S36 2DT, Greaves Lane, High Green, S35 4GR, and Longley Avenue West, Shirecliffe, S5 8WA.
The Green Company is owned by the charity Salvaire. The dispute is over failure to secure an agreement on premium pay for weekend and overtime working, on welfare facilities and about the behaviour of the senior managers on the contract. GMB secured a living wage for members in the recycling centres from the out-going senior management team effective from April 2014.