Denmark - Waste contractor sacks striking employees - October 23, 2009

The waste contractor HCS has sacked 50 refuse collectors after losing a number of its municipal contracts in the Copenhagen area. The workers had been on strike for three weeks over their working conditions. Despite being sacked they have been continuing their action against the company, picketing the HCS waste disposal units in Glostrup and on the island of Amager. Union activist Ronni Larsen was arrested on one of the latest demonstrations. The refuse collectors had discovered that they were working under much worse conditions than employees working on other contracts in the area. The Health and Safety Executive and the 3F trade union had taken hundreds of cases against the company.


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