Sun. May 22nd, 2022

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The Island may face a bin strike

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Garbage bags colored stacked and ready to be picked.

The Island could be facing a bin strike as workers, employed by Amey, are balloted over industrial action.

Amey employees raised concerns and frustrations with management after they received a below inflation pay rise.

Anger rose after they found out that the pay rise offered raised wages to rates advertised for trainees on the mainland. Some workers were also allegedly told if they wanted higher wages, they should travel across the Solent.

A spokesman for the GMB union said that its members want a payrise that reflects the cost of living as they faced the same increases in costs as other employees elsewhere in the country.

The strike ballot opened today (Friday) and will close on Friday, May 27.