Socialist Worker

Refuse workers

by Andy Player
Issue No. 1891

WORKERS AT the main refuse collection depot in Brighton & Hove staged a 48-hour unofficial strike on Tuesday and Wednesday last week. The walkout followed the suspension by management of GMB steward Richard Warren. Workers returned to work on Thursday after voting overwhelmingly to work to rule-refusing to work overtime or catch up on work missing during the walkout.

A series of unofficial walkouts and a three-day occupation of the depot in 2001 lead to the city's refuse collection service being taken back into council hands.


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Sat 6 Mar 2004, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1891
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