Biffa, has informed Wealden District 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 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.
Should Biffa and the GMB not reach an agreement there will be disruption to services from Thursday 1st June.
Wealden District Council have said: "[p]lease be assured the council will inform residents of what is happening with their collections through regular updates on our website, our Wealden Weekly e-newsletter and social media. To subscribe to the Wealden Weekly e-newsletter please visit https://www.wealden.gov.uk/wealden-weekly/ "
"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."
It is understood that strike action has been called, due to ongoing disputes between staff and management.