Bromley binmen set for crunch talks with Veolia over pay increase

PUBLISHED: 11:36 09 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:36 09 July 2013

Bromley’s binmen are hoping to avoid strike action when union Unite meet with Veolia Environmental Services this week to discuss a dispute over a proposed wage increase.

Talks are set to begin on today at ACAS, where Unite will look to achieve a higher wage increase than the two per cent offered.

Workers in both Bromley and Croydon rejected the wage hike, and are looking to hold out for an increase closer to three per cent. Strike action at the depot in Baths Road, Bromley, was scheduled for last week, but has been suspended until the talks are over.

Unite regional office, Onay Kasab, said: “All we are after is fair pay for our members, no more and no less.

“The employers do need to be aware that the suspension of strike action has a time limit. This has gone on long enough - the date for implementation of a new pay award is well passed. “

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