Sheffield waste strike suspended for fortnight

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A continuous strike at Sheffield’s household waste recycling centres has been suspended for two weeks.

Normal service is to resume at the five centres, which are run by staff from The Green Company, a sub-contractor for council operator Veolia.

Workers have walked out several times during the past few weeks in a long-running dispute over pay, conditions and ‘bullying’.

Talks with staff and union GMB are to be held during the suspension of the strike to try to find a solution agreeable to all.

The halt in industrial action will last until Tuesday, November 25.

Deepcar’s waste recycling centre reopens today and the one in High Green opens tomorrow.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for environment, recycling and streetscene, said: “I am pleased the workforce have postponed strike action during this dispute to allow residents to recycle as normal while discussions continue.

“I’m optimistic that an amicable end to this dispute will come during this period.”