Message from Streetscene services:
There is an ongoing dispute between FCC (The waste contractor that manages the central Hull waste transfer station and recycling centres) and Unison members over pay and sick pay. As part of this dispute there will be a 2 week period of industrial action with a picket line in place at the transfer station between Thursday 29th March and Wednesday 11th April.
Hull City Council are supporting both parties to reach the quickest possible resolution and doing everything they can to maintain their services for residents. The contingency plans are in place to minimise the disruption and will have a full kerbside collection service in place throughout this period. This includes, blue, black, brown bin and kitchen caddy collections.
However, due to the change in collection arrangements they maybe some disruption to services across the period. Some key messages for residents are:
Good Friday is a normal work day for the waste collection service. This typically means that they experience lower than normal bin presentation rates and a greater number of access issues due to parking which will more than likely compound the problem as the industrial action includes Good Friday. They will do all they can to provide a comprehensive service but have made plans for additional resource on Saturday 31st to respond quickly to known problems when they occur.