Bin strike talks scheduled for ‘early next week’

Posted On 09 Oct 2021 at 9:26 pm

More talks aimed at resolving the bin lorry drivers’ strike have been scheduled for early next week.

Bin lorry drivers on the picket line outside the Hollingdean depot – Picture from the GMB

Yesterday (Friday 9 October) the Green Party and the GMB union met and later issued a joint statement.

The GMB represents the bin lorry drivers at Brighton and Hove City Council’s rubbish and recycling service Cityclean.

Senior councillors are understood to be ready to meet urgently on Tuesday (13 October) if a deal can be reached.

The union and Green Party said yesterday: “Both the GMB and Green councillors met today.

“We had a productive meeting and it is positive to be working together on a way forward.

“We have agreed to meet again early next week.

“Both sides are keen to find a resolution to the issues raised in the best interests of both Cityclean staff and the city.”

The talks will take place midway through a two-week strike, with a second two-week strike currently due to start on Thursday 21 October.

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