GMB Members From Manchester’s Ten Districts Who Work On Refuse, Recycling And Street Cleansing Contracts Meet To Compare Pay Rates And Employment Contracts
In Manchester’s refuse depots workers are on different employment contracts and different wages for doing exactly the same job at the same time says GMB.
GMB, the union of refuse, recycling and street cleaning workers, is consulting its members who do this work in Greater Manchester’s ten districts on their pay and conditions of employment and a meeting this weekend.
The meeting will be held at:
11 AM on
SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST at
MANCHESTER MECHANICS INSTITUTE
103 PRINCESS STREET
GMB will be asking its members who work in the City of Manchester, Stockport, Tameside, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury, Bolton, Wigan, City of Salford and Trafford, for their views, and comparing the huge variety of hourly pay rates, holiday entitlement, sick pay and other conditions of work.
GMB believes that Manchester’s refuse workers are being paid different rates for doing the same work, depending upon which private contractor or authority employs them.
Michael Dooley, GMB Organiser said, “There is evidence that the pay scales in one district of Manchester are higher than the pay scales in others.
In Manchester’s’ refuse depots workers are on different employment contracts and different wages for doing exactly the same job at the same time. GMB members want a single universal pay scale with one contract of employment so every worker is treated the same.
GMB members from each district will send representatives from street sweepers, and waste disposal including loaders and drivers. At this important gathering, a strategy will be decided for implementing the members’ demands.”
Contact: Michael Dooley, GMB Organiser on 07773 061798 or GMB Press Office on 07974 251823.