Bin strike threat removed

Bin strike threat removed

Bin strike threat removed

First published in News

Union officials have removed the threat of further bin strike action after reaching an agreement with council officers.

The agreement was reached after days of talks surrounding the future of the Cityclean service in Brighton and Hove.

As part of the agreement an extra refuse vehicle will be made available on a trial basis until early autumn.

Speaking after the meeting yesterday, GMB branch secretary Mark Turner said: “It’s unfortunate we had to get to this position but we had to bring the management to the table.

"It’s been a difficult time and we have other issues and other agreements that have not been reached.

“I’m confident we’ll sort the detail but the critical thing is getting that additional crew on the road.

"We’ve come to an agreement that’s comfortable for management and us so that residents get a good service.”

On the discussions, he added: “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a bit prickly at the beginning but the meetings we’ve had over the last couple of days have been very positive.”

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1:52pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Martha Gunn says...

Will my rubbish get collected now? I doubt it.
The problem isn't solved by one extra lorry and crew.

The problem is the lack of leadership from Lucas and the Green Council.
We want our city back!
Will my rubbish get collected now? I doubt it. The problem isn't solved by one extra lorry and crew. The problem is the lack of leadership from Lucas and the Green Council. We want our city back! Martha Gunn
  • Score: 5

2:12pm Sun 27 Apr 14

brighton bluenose says...

Martha Gunn wrote:
Will my rubbish get collected now? I doubt it.
The problem isn't solved by one extra lorry and crew.

The problem is the lack of leadership from Lucas and the Green Council.
We want our city back!
Christ you really spout some rubbish!
The council have agreed to reinstate one dustcart that was removed due to Tory central government cuts as backed by our own local Labour Party - unfortunately something will have to be cut elsewhere to balance the books but maybe you just don't understand that! However, in my book, being able to make difficult decisions and then adjust them if not going according to plan is actually showing real leadership!!
[quote][p][bold]Martha Gunn[/bold] wrote: Will my rubbish get collected now? I doubt it. The problem isn't solved by one extra lorry and crew. The problem is the lack of leadership from Lucas and the Green Council. We want our city back![/p][/quote]Christ you really spout some rubbish! The council have agreed to reinstate one dustcart that was removed due to Tory central government cuts as backed by our own local Labour Party - unfortunately something will have to be cut elsewhere to balance the books but maybe you just don't understand that! However, in my book, being able to make difficult decisions and then adjust them if not going according to plan is actually showing real leadership!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -6

2:35pm Sun 27 Apr 14

MuammarQaddafi says...

One more dustcart, with crew! Great, things will be cleaned up in no time now.
One more dustcart, with crew! Great, things will be cleaned up in no time now. MuammarQaddafi
  • Score: 3

2:42pm Sun 27 Apr 14

brighton bluenose says...

MuammarQaddafi wrote:
One more dustcart, with crew! Great, things will be cleaned up in no time now.
No doubt you would have voted against a 4.75% council tax rise that would have assisted in maintaining existing services rather than having to cut them - you just can't help some people!!
[quote][p][bold]MuammarQaddafi[/bold] wrote: One more dustcart, with crew! Great, things will be cleaned up in no time now.[/p][/quote]No doubt you would have voted against a 4.75% council tax rise that would have assisted in maintaining existing services rather than having to cut them - you just can't help some people!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -8

3:27pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Martha Gunn says...

Now now Bluenostril (2.12) no need for blasphemy!

But you are quite right I spout rubbish all the time. I spout rubbish all week and then at the weekends. I go on about it to the neighboughbours, to people in the shops, to the BHCC telephone line (01273 292929) and to just about anyone who will listen.

And do you know what - they go on to me about it just as much.
And do you know why Mr. Nostril?

Because since the arrival of Ms Lucas and her Green Party acolytes in town we have all been disappearing under a mound of rubbish. And that is why we want rid of them and...

We want our City back!
Now now Bluenostril (2.12) no need for blasphemy! But you are quite right I spout rubbish all the time. I spout rubbish all week and then at the weekends. I go on about it to the neighboughbours, to people in the shops, to the BHCC telephone line (01273 292929) and to just about anyone who will listen. And do you know what - they go on to me about it just as much. And do you know why Mr. Nostril? Because since the arrival of Ms Lucas and her Green Party acolytes in town we have all been disappearing under a mound of rubbish. And that is why we want rid of them and... We want our City back! Martha Gunn
  • Score: 1

5:27pm Sun 27 Apr 14

We love Red Billy says...

It was not really about the lack of dust carts but the fact that drivers of the large vehicles threw a hissy fit when the drivers of the smaller vehicles with the cage back were to be paid the same. Just plain old greed holding the town to ransom.

PS we would like our city back as well.
It was not really about the lack of dust carts but the fact that drivers of the large vehicles threw a hissy fit when the drivers of the smaller vehicles with the cage back were to be paid the same. Just plain old greed holding the town to ransom. PS we would like our city back as well. We love Red Billy
  • Score: 4

7:22pm Sun 27 Apr 14

rolivan says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
Martha Gunn wrote:
Will my rubbish get collected now? I doubt it.
The problem isn't solved by one extra lorry and crew.

The problem is the lack of leadership from Lucas and the Green Council.
We want our city back!
Christ you really spout some rubbish!
The council have agreed to reinstate one dustcart that was removed due to Tory central government cuts as backed by our own local Labour Party - unfortunately something will have to be cut elsewhere to balance the books but maybe you just don't understand that! However, in my book, being able to make difficult decisions and then adjust them if not going according to plan is actually showing real leadership!!
I would think clearing the streets and household rubbish collections would be deemed a frontline service . Get these things right and if necessary make cuts elsewhere . It was nice to see the City getting some great publicity today in the National press about how well the Greens have done whilst in "Office"
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Martha Gunn[/bold] wrote: Will my rubbish get collected now? I doubt it. The problem isn't solved by one extra lorry and crew. The problem is the lack of leadership from Lucas and the Green Council. We want our city back![/p][/quote]Christ you really spout some rubbish! The council have agreed to reinstate one dustcart that was removed due to Tory central government cuts as backed by our own local Labour Party - unfortunately something will have to be cut elsewhere to balance the books but maybe you just don't understand that! However, in my book, being able to make difficult decisions and then adjust them if not going according to plan is actually showing real leadership!![/p][/quote]I would think clearing the streets and household rubbish collections would be deemed a frontline service . Get these things right and if necessary make cuts elsewhere . It was nice to see the City getting some great publicity today in the National press about how well the Greens have done whilst in "Office" rolivan
  • Score: 1

9:11pm Sun 27 Apr 14

HJarrs says...

rolivan wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
Martha Gunn wrote:
Will my rubbish get collected now? I doubt it.
The problem isn't solved by one extra lorry and crew.

The problem is the lack of leadership from Lucas and the Green Council.
We want our city back!
Christ you really spout some rubbish!
The council have agreed to reinstate one dustcart that was removed due to Tory central government cuts as backed by our own local Labour Party - unfortunately something will have to be cut elsewhere to balance the books but maybe you just don't understand that! However, in my book, being able to make difficult decisions and then adjust them if not going according to plan is actually showing real leadership!!
I would think clearing the streets and household rubbish collections would be deemed a frontline service . Get these things right and if necessary make cuts elsewhere . It was nice to see the City getting some great publicity today in the National press about how well the Greens have done whilst in "Office"
WOW the climate change denying cancer loving petty snob Daily Mail doesn't like the Greens - no votes lost there then! It read, unsuprisingly, like the comments of the moanerati. They missed the bit about incredibly successful economy, falling unemployment, Greater Brighton Deal, fewer cuts than anywhere you care to mention, falling pollution or indeed what poor value the previous administrations were and how little they did for the city etc, etc, etc.

Good news that the bin strike is now off and things are moving forward. It is high time that the Argus got behind this city and encouraged its residents (or the few that still read the paper) to get back into the recycling habit. It is the sort of campaign that might encourage circulation to rise.
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Martha Gunn[/bold] wrote: Will my rubbish get collected now? I doubt it. The problem isn't solved by one extra lorry and crew. The problem is the lack of leadership from Lucas and the Green Council. We want our city back![/p][/quote]Christ you really spout some rubbish! The council have agreed to reinstate one dustcart that was removed due to Tory central government cuts as backed by our own local Labour Party - unfortunately something will have to be cut elsewhere to balance the books but maybe you just don't understand that! However, in my book, being able to make difficult decisions and then adjust them if not going according to plan is actually showing real leadership!![/p][/quote]I would think clearing the streets and household rubbish collections would be deemed a frontline service . Get these things right and if necessary make cuts elsewhere . It was nice to see the City getting some great publicity today in the National press about how well the Greens have done whilst in "Office"[/p][/quote]WOW the climate change denying cancer loving petty snob Daily Mail doesn't like the Greens - no votes lost there then! It read, unsuprisingly, like the comments of the moanerati. They missed the bit about incredibly successful economy, falling unemployment, Greater Brighton Deal, fewer cuts than anywhere you care to mention, falling pollution or indeed what poor value the previous administrations were and how little they did for the city etc, etc, etc. Good news that the bin strike is now off and things are moving forward. It is high time that the Argus got behind this city and encouraged its residents (or the few that still read the paper) to get back into the recycling habit. It is the sort of campaign that might encourage circulation to rise. HJarrs
  • Score: 1

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