Sheffield bin strikes suspended after new pay offer

GMB Union has suspended planned industrial action by refuse workers at Veolia in Sheffield.

Strike action was scheduled to take place on 15 November - with indefinite strike action from 22 November.

Industrial action will now be suspended so members can be balloted on a new pay deal put forward by the company.

Members will vote on whether to accept a two-year deal which will see a 3% increase for year one, and a one-off payment of £250 (gross) for each employee and a further 3.5% for year two.   

More than 200,000 homes in Sheffield would have been affected by the industrial action should it have gone ahead.  

Lee Parkinson, GMB Organiser, said:     

“I will be meeting with GMB members at Veolia on Monday to put the offer to them and once we know the outcome of the ballot, I will be meeting with the company.”   



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