Selby bin strikes by refuse workers employed by Ubraser on behalf of the North Yorkshire unitary authority have ended after an improved deal was secured.

The workers voted to accept the deal, which will see pay increase by eight per cent backdated to April for all workers. Drivers will also see their bonus for this year consolidated into basic pay, meaning their wages will increase by 15.1 per cent.

In addition, a single payment of £57.45 will be applied when collection crews are reduced from three workers to two. These payments will be backdated for every instance of reduced crew working since April.   

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Urbaser’s Selby workforce were determined to win a fair pay deal and they should be applauded for standing firm in their union and achieving this excellent result. Once again, Unite’s unrelenting focus on improving jobs, pay and conditions is winning for workers.”

Unite regional officer Richard Bedford said: “Our members would like to thank the Labour councillors on the Conservative controlled North Yorkshire council for applying pressure on the company as well as the public for their support. This win shows that those who want to improve their wages and working lives should join Unite and get their colleagues to do the same.”


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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.