WASTE COLLECTIONS - STRIKE ACTION 15TH AND 18TH OCTOBER 2021
Statement from DDDC: -
Industrial action called by the GMB Union is scheduled to escalate to strike days for Serco's local union staff tomorrow (Friday) and this coming Monday, 18 October.
Work-to-rule measures put in force this week by the GMB Union have already disrupted some waste and recycling collections.
As more than half of Serco's bin staff here in the Dales are GMB members, the likelihood is that collections on Friday and Monday will be severely impacted
Union strike action coupled with sickness absences is likely to reduce the number of available drivers from 22 to just six. Driver numbers are already at a reduced level due to the nationwide HGV shortage.
If the strikes happen it means available crews will focus on household waste collections only, with no available resource to tackle any scheduled recycling or garden waste collections.
We are naturally disappointed that Derbyshire Dales residents should have to suffer further disruptions and urge the GMB Union and Serco to resolve their dispute quickly.
Posted: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 11:07 by Deborah Stansfield