Sheffield Council leaders are considering proposals to end the authority’s waste contract with provider Veolia. Veolia is responsible for collection and disposal of household waste, running waste recycling centres and managing and operating the Energy Recovery Facility at Bernard Road. The contract was signed in 2001 and is set to expire in 2036. At Sheffield City Council’s cabinet meeting next week, members will consider alternative solutions to provide waste services in the city. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Councillor Bryan Lodge, cabinet member for the environment.
Sheffield refuse workers have walked out for the second time in a week over a pay dispute with waste management company Veolia. GMB union members have taken industrial action after waste management bosses refused to offer them the two percent pay rise which they sought. Around 120 GMB union members were at the picket line on Monday. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Michael Hinchliffe, GMB regional convenor.
Sheffield refuse workers walked out this week in a twenty four hour industrial action over pay. The strike affected households in the S6 area including Halfway, Southey Green and Foxhill. The strikes follow a failure to reach agreement between the GMB union Veolia, the company working on behalf of Sheffield City council to manage refuse collection services. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!