Incinerator workers call off strike action

Workers at Wolverhampton City Council’s Energy from Waste site have called off any further strike action, after securing a new pay deal.

GMB union members at the incinerator site, which processes over 100,000 tonnes of household waste each year, downed tools between March 20 and 22, as the union believed the council breached contract terms that guaranteed annual pay negotiations.

The deal means salaries increase by 13.8% as well as one-off payments of up to £4k from new management, North Midlands Operations.

Tom Warnett, GMB Regional Organiser, said: “This pay deal represents a total victory and vindication for our members. After working constructively with the new management they have now come to a fair agreement on pay which was unanimously accepted.

“Our members look forward to a constructive future relationship as they go about their work providing a vital public service.”

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