A bin strike that would have affected up to 220,000 households has been called off after refuse workers accepted a revised pay offer from Biffa

Refuse workers across Manchester are set to vote on a revised pay offer ahead of planned strikes on 3 May.

If workers vote to accept the deal, the planned strike action would be called off – otherwise it will go ahead.

The result is expected Friday.

Up to 220,000 households could be affected by the industrial action which would last ten days, with a further two weeks of industrial action planned from May 23.

Despite inflation running at 9 per cent Biffa – the outsourced waste company which has a contract with Manchester council for bin collections and street scene services – offered most of its staff a 1.75 per cent pay rise.

Michael Clark, GMB Organiser, said:

“GMB and Unite met with Biffa today.

“After long negotiation, the council made a revised offer which will now be put to our members to vote on.

“The result of that vote is expected Friday.”


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