The end of the balloting of refuse and environmental services workers at Thurrock Council is drawing to its end: End of ballot on borough bin and cleaning strike action nears with union campaigners saying action is likely. The indications are that industrial action, including a strike is likely.
The dispute is about Thurrock Council changing the terms and conditions of employment for refuse and environmental services workers. These are a couple of posts we’ve already put up about this dispute which explains what’s happened and why workers feel they have no option left but to take industrial action:
Thurrock bin workers to be balloted on strike action – February 19, 2021
Just so you know what a refuse worker has to go through… – January 11, 2021
This what the Justice For Refuse Workers & Cleaners campaign have said about the balloting:
“Reports from Thurrock show the vast majority of workers have already voted a week into the ballot. Willing and ready to fight back against cuts to our wages. Get behind us folks. Thurrock Council is currently plotting to devastate the wages of these key workers. They’re going to run into a brick wall. We’re not going to stand by and have a bunch of people who spent the past year working from home p*** all over us.”
Needless to say that if the refuse and environmental services workers do vote for industrial action, they will have our 100% backing as they take on Thurrock Council. If you want to join us in showing solidarity with the workers, we have an A4 poster you can download, print off and put up.
You can download a PDF of this poster from here