East Suffolk Norse workers vote to accept their pay deal

East Suffolk strikes called off after workers accept improved pay deal

East Suffolk refuse workers have called off planned strikes after voting to accept a pay deal that “treats them with the respect they deserve,” UNISON says today. Norse, which runs the refuse and cleansing contract for East Suffolk Council, agreed to a one-year rise worth 23% for its lowest-paid staff, bringing them up to the […]

East Suffolk bin strikes suspended after improved pay offer

Bin strikes in East Suffolk have been suspended after contractor Norse made an improved pay offer, UNISON announced today. A work to rule that began yesterday has also been suspended following talks facilitated by conciliation service Acas. East Suffolk Norse workers, who had been due to strike from Monday 21 to Friday 25 November, will […]

Refuse workers hold signs reading: 'Fair pay now'

East Suffolk refuse workers to strike next week

East Suffolk refuse workers will walk out next week unless bosses at the council and contractor Norse come forward with a pay offer that deals with the rising cost of living, warns UNISON today. Workers will strike for a week from 21 November after an overwhelming vote for action last month. They will also work […]

Refuse workers hold signs reading: 'Fair pay now'

East Suffolk refuse workers vote for strikes

Refuse workers in East Suffolk have voted overwhelmingly for strike action in their ongoing fight for a real living wage, UNISON says today. More than 96% of East Suffolk Norse staff voted to strike on an 88% turnout, the union said. UNISON said the ballot result should be a wake-up call for Norse and the […]

Refuse workers hold signs reading: 'Fair pay now'

East Suffolk refuse workers vote on strikes

Refuse workers across east Suffolk are voting on strike action over a pay offer that fails to address years of stagnant wages, says UNISON today. The union is urging Norfolk County Council-owned Norse and East Suffolk Council, which are jointly responsible for the contract, to make an improved offer and avoid disruption to residents. Workers […]

Refuse workers hold signs reading: 'Fair pay now'

Poverty pay sparks fear of bin strikes in east Suffolk

Bins could go uncollected across east Suffolk unless council chiefs put an end to poverty pay, warns UNISON today. Refuse staff working for East Suffolk Norse are threatening to go on strike if bosses do not deliver a swift pay rise. They have already voted overwhelmingly for action in a consultative ballot. Staff will now […]