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18 March 2020
"My first reaction was the managers have lost the plot, or buried their heads in the sand"
25 July 2018
FCC recycling workers in Hull suspended their strike after FCC agreed to a sick pay scheme.
25 July 2018
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.
28 March 2018
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.
7 March 2018
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
24 January 2018
A rapidly growing mountain of plastic waste is polluting the world's land and oceans
12 November 2014
Sheffield recycling workers went on indefinite strike on 1st November
29 October 2014
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
20 October 2014
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
13 October 2014
30 GMB members at Sheffield's five recycling centres took four days' strike action
8 October 2014
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
3 September 2012
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
29 August 2012
Recycling workers at Sheffield council's five privatised Dump-it sites will strike again on 1-2 September, writes Alistair Tice.
5 July 2012
Sova recycling workers in Sheffield, members of the GMB, have won the reinstatement of six colleagues
4 July 2012
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.
27 June 2012
"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...
18 June 2012
Today, Monday 18th June, sees the 15th day of strike action in the last month taken by the thirty-odd Sheffield recycling site workers...
15 June 2012
Striking recycling centre workers lobbied Sheffield council against cuts and job losses at Dump-It sites in the city
11 June 2012
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
6 June 2012
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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