Bromley bin strike scrapped as Unite and Veolia agree wage deal
PUBLISHED: 10:56 16 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:56 16 July 2013
Bromley's binmen have scrapped plans to strike after union Unite struck a deal with employers Veolia for a 2.25 per cent pay rise.
Veolia met union representatives last week and offered the rise, plus a further 2.25 per cent next year, along with improvements to sick pay and annual leave.
The deal was struck for employees in both Bromley and Croydon who had previously rejected proposed wage hikes.
Unite regional official, Onay Kasab, said: “While this offer falls below the cost of living, our union has shown that we are prepared to compromise.
“What this does show is the value of trade union organisation. I congratulate every single one of our members on this achievement”