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Public sector industrial action: Thursday waste collections

By on 08/07/2014 in News with 0 Comments

The following is a statement on what residents, who may be affected by planned industrial action by public sector workers, should do with refuse due to be collected on Thursday (10 July). A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “As part of a national dispute on pay, refuse collection and street cleaning services may be affected […]

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Services continue despite industrial action

By on 19/09/2011 in News with 0 Comments

The majority of services at Birmingham City Council remained operational on Wednesday (21st September) despite the one-day industrial action planned by UNISON. Final figures at the end of the day confirmed a total of 1084 employees had taken part in the industrial action, out of a total of 21,288 non-school staff.  Public facing services which remained open/operational included: -          BCC Contact centre […]

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Statement on Bull Ring and Wholesale Market strike contingencies

By on 29/06/2011 in News with 0 Comments

A spokesperson for Birmingham City Council, said: “We welcome this ruling which further helps us ensure the market will remain open throughout UNISON's industrial action, as per the contingency plans already announced earlier today, separately from this process. “Keeping the market open will help protect the livelihood of market traders and availability of its services […]

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Statement on Unison ballot

By on 21/06/2011 in News with 0 Comments

A statement has been issued in response to today’s news that members of Unison from Birmingham City Council have voted in favour of industrial action in relation to the new Birmingham Contract. Cllr Alan Rudge, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Human Resources at Birmingham City Council, said: “Industrial action is always regrettable. Contingencies will be […]

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Fleet and Waste workers vote to accept deal

By on 09/03/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council response to the news that Fleet and Waste Management staff have accepted a deal to avoid further industrial action. Cllr Alan Rudge, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Human Resources, said:  “We're grateful to the workforce for giving us the opportunity to present the offer and explain it to them. “We are obviously […]

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Refuse collections update: Jan 14

By on 14/01/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Over two million black bags have been collected from the streets of Birmingham over the last nine days as efforts continue to return refuse collection services to normal as quickly as possible. In total around 2,025,800 bags have been collected since January 5, weighing in at 7,967 tonnes. Yesterday (Jan 13) a staggering 2,162 tonnes […]

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Refuse collections update: Jan 13

By on 13/01/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Almost 1.6 million black bags have been collected from the streets of Birmingham over the last eight days as efforts continue to return refuse collection services to normal as quickly as possible. In total around 1,593,400 bags have been collected since January 5, weighing in at 7,967 tonnes. Yesterday (Jan 12) 1,145 tonnes of black […]

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Agreement to suspend industrial action

By on 12/01/2011 in News with 0 Comments

An agreement has been today reached between Birmingham City Council and the Trades Unions which will see the suspension of the industrial action currently affecting the city's fleet and waste management service. The Joint Trades Unions have agreed to suspend industrial action which includes the half-day strikes which were due tomorrow (Thursday 13th) and Friday […]

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Refuse collections update: Jan 12

By on 12/01/2011 in News with 2 Comments

Almost 1.4 million black bags have been collected from the streets of Birmingham over the last week as efforts continue to return refuse collection services to normal as quickly as possible. In total around 1,364,400 bags have been collected since January 5, weighing in at 6,822 tonnes. This waste was collected by a combination of […]

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Refuse collections update: Jan 11

By on 11/01/2011 in News with 1 Comment

Over one million black bags have been collected from the streets of Birmingham in the last six days as efforts continue to return refuse collection services to normal as quickly as possible. In total around 1,108,800 bags have been collected since January 5, weighing in at 5,544 tonnes. This waste was collected by a combination […]

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