RPI a massive 19.9% in October! We have two Waste & Recycling (Bin workers) pay issues
The graphic above was taken from the Government website The Office of National Statistics (ONS).
The almost vertical rise in RPI is plain for all to see. The graphic shows RPI over a 30-year period.
We are unprecedented times which is why our members are angry and determined to get a pay offer they believe provides them with some respect.
Early next week UNISON and GMB are going into another round of talks to try and reach an agreement on two pay claims made on behalf of bin workers
At a mass meeting in the depot this morning our members are clear they want a better offer.
Our members worked throughout Covid and feel their contribution to the delivering services 52 weeks a year to Barnet residents is not recognised by their employer.
Warms words will not pay the rent, the food bills or the escalating energy costs.
Barnet UNISON will be reminding the employer that our members working in Waste & Recycling (Bin workers) had a 91% turnout in the National Pay consultation and almost of the Votes were to REJECT the offer and move to strike action.
See voting figures here
The next round of talks will take place on Monday 28 November 2022.