Harlow’s refuse workers put a stop to bullying

Harlow’s refuse workers are celebrating after contractor Veolia took swift action to address bullying allegations and health and safety concerns at the Mead Park depot. UNISON submitted a collective grievance against the company last week after workers joined together to take action, with UNISON reps taking the problems to Harlow Council on Monday. Since then, […]

Council leaders back Harlow refuse workers

Harlow Council leader Mark Ingall and Danny Purton, the councillor responsible for waste and recycling, expressed their support for outsourced refuse collectors today, who complain about bullying and harassment from local Veolia managers. The Labour councillors backed UNISON’s calls for action to stop the bullying at the Mead Park depot in a meeting with regional […]

Harlow refuse workers threaten industrial action over management bullying

Refuse workers in Essex are threatening strike action after complaining about bullying, threats and safety breaches from private contractor Veolia, UNISON says today. Workers from the Mead Park depot in Harlow unanimously voted for a ballot at a meeting last night after a spate of incidents relating to health and safety and changes imposed without […]

Princess Alexandra Hospital’s move to outsource cleaners is ‘breathtaking,’ says UNISON

Bosses at the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust in Harlow have made the ‘breathtaking’ decision to put their cleaning services out to tender, UNISON says today. The Trust has already begun market testing its domestic and estates services. It is now inviting private companies to bid on running the services and is expected to appoint […]