Further talks on refuse dispute

By on 21/07/2017 in News

Talks took place yesterday afternoon (July 20) between council senior staff and Trades Unions including Unite, who are currently taking disruptive industrial action.

A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “In the talks both sides set out their issues. The council restated the very fair and reasonable options it had given for refuse workers affected by reorganisation proposals. There will be no job losses for those who wish to remain with the council and there are options ranging from alternatives at the same grade, to promotional opportunities to staying within the refuse service, or taking redundancy.

“The council is operating in difficult times. We are focused on providing reliable, effective refuse collection for citizens and we want to work with trades unions to do that. If that means taking difficult decisions the council will do so, even where at times it means difficult industrial relations which we are actively trying to resolve.

“We will be cleaning up rubbish over the weekend and next week.”



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