Waste operators Veolia has reacted to the news that GMB Union members in Nottinghamshire have voted to strike affecting household bin collections for hundreds of thousands of residents.
Strike action will impact refuse and recycling processing facilities in the county operated by Veolia under contract to Nottinghamshire County Council, says the Union.
Mansfield’s Materials Recycling Facility, Ashfield’s Welsh Croft Close site and Bassetlaw’s Claylands Avenue site will all be impacted by strike action.
These plants process household waste and recycling for over 250,000 homes in north Nottinghamshire.
A Veolia spokesperson said: “Veolia and the GMB Union negotiated and agreed to a two-year pay deal for employees in Nottinghamshire in 2022 which recognised the hard work of our teams.
“We have offered to engage in early pay discussions for 2024.
“Veolia has honoured the agreement both the company and the GMB entered into and it is therefore disappointing the GMB Union has sought to take industrial action at this time.
“We take the safety and comfort of our employees very seriously and the work undertaken is done to industry practice.
“Veolia will seek to minimise any disruption the industrial action may cause.”