Strikes by more than 300 refuse workers employed by Bristol Waste have been suspended following an improved offer from the company.

The workers, who are members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, will now be balloted on the new offer. 

If the offer is rejected, strikes will begin on Thursday 13 July and last until Sunday 16 July, with a further 14 days of strike action beginning on Monday 24 July.

Unite regional officer Ken Fish said: “As an act of goodwill our members have agreed to suspend strike action while they are balloted on the new offer.”


Notes to editors: 

Refuse workers employed by Suez in Somerset and South Gloucestershire remain in dispute. 

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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.