Potential Industrial Action by Biffa

Our waste collection contractor,  Biffa, has informed the Council it has received formal notification from the GMB union that its members intend to take strike action at the depots operating services in Wealden from Thursday 1st June 2023 over workplace and managerial issues.

Biffa is in on-going discussion with the GMB union to try to resolve this dispute ahead of the intended strike action.

We are disappointed by this decision of the GMB Union and encourage both parties to escalate their talks to avoid potential disruption to waste collection services.

In the meantime, all waste and street cleansing services continue to operate as normal until the strike so please continue to put your bins out on the scheduled collection day.

Should Biffa and the GMB not reach an agreement there may be some disruption to services from Thursday 1st June.  We will inform residents by regular updates on our website, our weekly e-newsletter and social media.

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Residents should continue presenting their bins as normal. Biffa is in active and ongoing negotiations with the unions and remains committed to reaching a solution as quickly as possible.