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Bromley binmen strike suspended after crunch talks

PUBLISHED: 16:45 11 December 2012

The proposed strike of Bromley binmen set for tomorrow (Friday) has been suspended following crunch talks on Tuesday.

Veolia Environmental Services workers had been set to further distrupt Christmas collections later in the month, starting on December 27, after the dismissal of four colleagues for alleged gross misconduct.

Representatives sat down with Unite union officials at the Advisory, Concillation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), where the industrial action was suspended.

A spokesman for ACAS said: “Following successful talks between Veolia and Unite led by ACAS, the industrial action planned by disposal and collection staff in the London borough of Bromley has been suspended.

“ACAS will be conducting further talks with the parties to resolve outstanding issues.”

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

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