BREAKING: Doncaster facing bin strike

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DONCASTER is facing a bin strike, with services potentially disrupted for nearly a month.

Due to industrial action announced by the union Unite, residents are being warned there will be some disruption to waste and recycling collection services between Friday September 21 and Monday October 15.

Unite members will not be working overtime and plan to strike on a total of six days over the next month.

Sita UK General Manager Nick Browning said: “The union has asked for an average pay increase of 13 per cent, but in the current economic climate, we cannot justify increasing the offer of 1.7 per cent that we have made nationally to all of our employees, particularly when our colleagues in Doncaster already benefit from good terms and conditions following pay increases of 2.5 per cent in 2010 and three per cent in 2011.

“Our priority is to get back to providing a full waste and recycling collection service to the people of Doncaster as quickly as possible and we are doing what we can to resolve this situation.”

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