Leeds City Council Refuse Workers’  Strike Settled

23 Nov 2009

After the meeting Neil Derrick, GMB Senior Organiser, said “GMB members have voted emphatically to return to work because they recognise the victory that their solidarity over 12 weeks has delivered.  12 weeks ago they faced savage pay cuts and privatisation. Today they have agreed to return to work on Wednesday with both threats removed. GMB would like to place on record our thanks to the people of Leeds who, despite the inconvenience they faced, recognized the just cause of the cleaning workers. The practical support from trade union members throughout Britain has also been fantastic.”