Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
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.
30 May 2012
Power station walkout: 600 construction workers walked out of Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station on 29 May in protest against the suspension of Unite health and safety rep Jason Poulter, writes Rob Williams, NSSN chair.
29 May 2012
Around 40 GMB members who work at the five recycling centres (Dump It Sites) in Sheffield took three days of strike action
6 January 2010
DEVON COUNTY council has quietly shelved plans for a waste incinerator in Barnstaple, North Devon, writes Jim Lowe, Chair, Devon Residents Against Incinerators and North Devon Socialist Party.
7 June 2007
We need: OVER RECENT months several councils have announced their intention to move to fortnightly non-recyclable bin collections (from weekly) and to increase recycling bin collections to fortnightly too...
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