A large group of Serco workers on the pickets lines

Norfolk refuse strikes off after workers win huge pay deal

Serco workers in North Norfolk and Breckland have accepted a double-digit pay rise, putting an end to the threat of more refuse strikes, UNISON announced today. Refuse, street cleaning, grounds maintenance and cleansing workers approved the two-year deal that includes a 20% rise for the lowest-paid staff. HGV drivers have won a new basic rate […]

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Norfolk bin strikes suspended after improved pay offer

Refuse workers have suspended next week’s strikes in Breckland and North Norfolk after contractor Serco improved its pay offer, UNISON says today. Bin collectors, street cleaners, grounds maintenance and toilet cleaners across the two council areas were due to walk out from Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 April in a long-running dispute over low wages. […]

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More bin strikes announced in Breckland and North Norfolk

Refuse and cleansing workers in Breckland and North Norfolk have announced another week of strikes for fair pay, says UNISON today. Staff working for contractor Serco will strike from 11 to 14 April. They previously walked out from 13 to 17 March after the company failed to come up with a decent pay offer during […]

Refuse workers urge Breckland and North Norfolk councils to help prevent strikes

Serco Norfolk refuse and cleansing workers are urging council leaders to intervene to stop next week’s strikes, UNISON says today. The union says 100 refuse, grounds maintenance, street cleaning and cleansing workers in Breckland and North Norfolk are ready to walk out unless they get a better offer on pay. The workers voted 99% for […]

Serco workers outside their depot

Breckland and North Norfolk refuse workers plan week-long walkout

A week of strikes will hit Breckland and North Norfolk bin collections and street cleaning unless workers get the pay they deserve, UNISON warns today. One hundred refuse, grounds maintenance, street cleaning and cleansing staff working for Serco across the two councils will down tools for a week from 13 March, says the union. Earlier […]

Norfolk refuse workers vote to strike

Refuse and cleansing workers across Breckland and North Norfolk have overwhelmingly voted to strike over pay, UNISON reveals today. In an official ballot, 99% backed strikes on an 84% turnout. They also returned a 97% vote for action short of a strike on the Serco contract at the two councils. The ballot covered around 100 […]