STRIKING BIN MEN in Leeds have just rejected a “final offer” from Leeds City Council by a massive 92 percent. This means that they will continue their indefinite strike action.
But why are they on strike? The answer is simple – the council wants to slash wages and impose new working conditions. Some workers could loose between £5,000 - £6,000.
Some workers allege that the council have tried a policy of ‘divide and conquer’. Different groups of workers have been promised different things.
Commenting on the dispute, Solidarity Executive member David Kerr said:
“Leeds City Council should get around the table with the bin men and sort this whole mess out. Instead of spending money on scab labour, they should improve the refuse services. If they don’t, the strike could run until Christmas and beyond”.