United Kingdom - Birmingham rubbish collectors on strike - February 28, 2019

The city council of Birmingham has installed some temporary measures to deal with a series of strikes by the Birmingham rubbish collectors and keep the streets clean. Usually, city residents get a weekly general waste collection and a recycling service every two weeks. During the temporary service people should put both bins out on their recycling collection day Unite, the union representing the majority of the city's bins workforce, announced it was to ballot members over industrial action amid health and safety concerns. One of the mains reasons for the strike is a dispute over "secret payments" made to non-striking GMB staff in 2017.

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