Centres open during strike

Coun Jack Scott, Sheffield City Council
Coun Jack Scott, Sheffield City Council
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Household waste recycling centres in Sheffield are set to remain open tomorrow – despite workers going on strike.

However, the sites at Woodhouse, Gleadless Valley, Deepcar, High Green and Shirecliffe will revert to winter opening hours of between 10am and 4pm.

Most workers employed by The Green Company, which is sub-contracted to run the sites, voted to go on strike – which union GMB said was over ‘conditions, pay and bullying’.

Bosses also said it was over payments made by The Green Company to its chairman Martine Laffan-Butler.

Coun Jack Scott, Sheffield Council cabinet member for environment, recycling and streetscene, said: “I’m confident The Green Company and GMB will work together to resolve the issues that need addressing as speedily as possible. In the meantime, we’ve done our utmost to ensure we are able to continue to make recycling services available to residents.

“I hope residents will still visit and recycle as normal, and ask they are patient with staff working on the sites at this time.”

More walk-outs are planned this month.