On Monday 20th December, Birmingham’s binmen held a 24hr strike over £4,000 paycuts. This will be followed by a two week work to rule action.
GMB, Unite, Unison and UCATT members took part in picket lines held at refuse collection depots in Birmingham.
The picket lines began at 4:45am, and at Lifford Lane temperatures were as low as Minus 9 degrees. There have been no reports of the picket lines being crossed, after Birmingham City Council had sought to employ temporary staff to break the lines.
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