Westminster’s waste workers set for strike action after bully bosses sack rep

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100 per cent of GMB Members at Veolia Westminster are gearing up to take action following the dismissal of their elected rep for exposing bullying in the workplace to GMB.

GMB, the union for refuse workers are indicatively balloting members at Veolia in the City of Westminster, and, at the time of writing (Friday 21 June), 100 per cent of respondents have voted to take industrial action if their rep isn’t reinstated.

On 30th May 2024, Veolia, the refuse contractor for the City of Westminster, sacked a union rep who exercised their right to take part in trade union activities, highlighting and challenging the culture of workplace bullying rife at Veolia in Westminster.

City of Westminster council’s investigation into Veolia management's anti-union tactics continues.

Kay Huntbach, GMB London Regional Organiser said:

‘Members at Veolia are done with the treatment they are receiving, and they are ready to act. Sacking their rep is the final straw in Veolia’s anti-union and anti-worker campaign.’

‘GMB will always support the right of our reps' and members to participate in trade union activities. GMB are ready to take a stand against the bullies of the bin world.’