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Croydon and Bromley bin workers' strikes called off

Union officials at both Croydon Council and Bromley Council reached a deal over pay this morning, halting yesterday’s threats of industrial action, according to reports.

Three days of strikes have been called off at both councils.

Yesterday, trade union Unite threatened strike action for July 22, 23 and 24 after discussions broke down over pay, according to The Croydon Guardian.

However the union has now accepted a backdated 2.25% pay rise for workers at Veolia Environmental Services, according to the paper.

This is to be followed by another 2.25% rise next year, as well as improved sick pay and holidays.

Unite’s original demand was for a 3.1% pay rise to make up for inflation, but difficulty in talks led to the threat of strikes. An agreement has now been reached.

A Veolia Environmental Services’ spokesperson said: “We are pleased to confirm that our refuse and recycling services to residents in Bromley and Croydon will continue operating normally as Unite have accepted our revised offer.”

  • Union members balloted to strike on July 2, 3 and 4, but these were also halted.

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