Recycling operatives and drivers in Bristol have accepted a two year 6.2% pay deal today (Tuesday), which will see a typical worker receive an increase worth around £1,400.
The company, which makes profits worth £5,600 per employee, had refused to make a decent pay offer. But a sustained and well organised campaign by UNISON and trade union representatives led to the original offer of 1.5% over one year increase to 6.2% over two years.
UNISON area organiser Lisa Browne said:
“It is a fantastic result and is testament to the hard work and resilience of our representatives and members at Bristol Waste Company.
“This prolonged campaign, which involved our waste workers rejecting three previous offers, shows just what unions can achieve.”