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Bromley binmen strike date announced

PUBLISHED: 15:09 06 December 2012 | UPDATED: 15:43 06 December 2012

The date has been set for the first strike by Bromley binmen this Christmas following the dismisal of four colleagues for gross misconduct.

Unite union announced that Veolia Environmental Services workers will strike on December 14 and again nearly two weeks later on the 27th, 28th and 31st.

The four workers were fired after collecting garden waste from a Bromley resident.

Executive councillor for Environment, Colin Smith, said: “The crew picked up a substantial amount of waste, which they should not have done.

“They knew this and so does the union. I would appeal to the better judgement of those hard working honest refuse crews as industrial action can still be avoided.”

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