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18 March 2020

Coronavirus - waste processing employers putting us at risk

"My first reaction was the managers have lost the plot, or buried their heads in the sand"

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25 July 2018

Recycling workers win right to sick pay

FCC recycling workers in Hull suspended their strike after FCC agreed to a sick pay scheme.

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25 July 2018

Plastic waste - capitalism's Frankenstein monster

Plastic waste is now penetrating every corner of the globe, from the Arctic to the Antarctic and including the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on Earth.

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28 March 2018

Victimised recycling strikers uncowed as Hull strike wave builds

Bosses' suspension of two Hull recycling workers after they returned to work following a successful first week on strike is a clear attempt to intimidate the workforce into cancelling future action, writes Mick Whale, president, Hull trade union council.

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7 March 2018

FCC Environment strike solid

Despite sub-zero temperatures from the "Beast from the East" on the first morning of the strike and intimidating tactics from the local management, FCC recycling workers are standing firm

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24 January 2018

May's "war on plastic" still puts profits before the planet

A rapidly growing mountain of plastic waste is polluting the world's land and oceans

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12 November 2014

Sheffield recycling: 'We're out until the boss is out'

Sheffield recycling workers went on indefinite strike on 1st November

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29 October 2014

Sheffield recycling workers to start indefinite action

Thirty Sheffield recycling workers at The Green Company continued their dispute for premium pay, welfare facilities and against bullying management with strike action on 25 and 26 October, and have given notice of an indefinite strike from Wednesday 29 November

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20 October 2014

Sheffield green workers' unofficial walkout

The recycling workers in Sheffield who had already taken six days of strike action, upped the ante on their uncharitable 'charity' employers by staging an unofficial walk-out on Thursday 16th October, closing four of the five sites

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Sheffield Green Company recycling workers on strike, October 2014

13 October 2014

Recycling workers strike over pay and conditions

30 GMB members at Sheffield's five recycling centres took four days' strike action

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8 October 2014

Sheffield: Green workers red with anger

Money for old rope! Trade unions suspect that the boss of the 'charity' company running Sheffield's recycling centres is taking excessive consultancy fees and expenses out of the accounts

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3 September 2012

Sheffield recycling workers strike again

Despite last minute attempts by Sova management to bully Sheffield's recycling workers into calling off their industrial action, the weekend's strike went ahead

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Sheffield recycling workers on indefinite strike action, photo Alistair Tice

Sheffield recycling workers on indefinite strike action, photo Alistair Tice

29 August 2012

Sheffield recycling workers to resume strike action

Recycling workers at Sheffield council's five privatised Dump-it sites will strike again on 1-2 September, writes Alistair Tice.

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Protesting outside Sova northern area office in Sheffield on July 4th 2012, photo by Alistair Tice

5 July 2012

Sheffield recycling workers win victory against sackings

Sova recycling workers in Sheffield, members of the GMB, have won the reinstatement of six colleagues

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4 July 2012

Supporting Sheffield recycling workers

We marched through the gates into the yard chanting "MHH-hear us say, Picket lines are here to stay!" MHH Contracting Ltd are a haulage company that have been hired by Veolia/Sova to break the Sova recycling workers' strike in Sheffield, writes Alistair Tice.

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27 June 2012

Sheffield recycling workers: Support their indefinite strike action

"You mean there'll be queues like this every day?" asks a driver as 30, 40, maybe 50 cars back up from the Dump-It site onto the main road...

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18 June 2012

Sheffield recycling workers vote for indefinite action

Today, Monday 18th June, sees the 15th day of strike action in the last month taken by the thirty-odd Sheffield recycling site workers...

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Sheffield recycling workers lobby council, 13th June 2012, photo Alistair Tice

15 June 2012

Sheffield Labour council lambasted by GMB strikers

Striking recycling centre workers lobbied Sheffield council against cuts and job losses at Dump-It sites in the city

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Pickets at Beighton recycling centre, Sheffield, photo by Alistair Tice

11 June 2012

Sheffield recycling centre strikers supported by 90% of public

The Sova workers at the five Dump-It sites have now taken ten days of strike action, with another three days of strikes planned this week

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6 June 2012

Solid strikes show that Veolia privatisation is rubbish

Private waste management contractor Veolia have met with solid resistance in their attacks on workers' pay and conditions in Sheffield, writes Chaz Lockett.

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