Bin collection staff on strike in London borough over pay disparity
Refuse collection workers have gone on strike in part of London over a dispute over pay.
Members of Unite in the borough of Newham walked out on Saturday for a week after voting by 99% in favour in a ballot.
The union said its members are paid far less than refuse workers in neighbouring Hackney and Greenwich.
Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “The drivers and loaders at Newham have Unite’s complete support.
“The council must now focus on reaching a deal with the workers who face a financial crisis.
“If they don’t then the coming days will undoubtedly mean more industrial action.”
Unite regional officer Steve Edwards said: “We appeared to be making good progress but the talks ended with the council offering a measly £850 when inflation is rocketing.
“The workers are already paid far less than the crews in neighbouring boroughs but Newham just aren’t making a serious offer.”Published: by Radio NewsHub