LONDONERS were on Wednesday warned to brace for bin collection chaos as staff at the capital’s largest rubbish tips announced strike action.
Bins could pile high in south London after GMB Union members at waste transfer sites in Wandsworth and Battersea threatened to walk-out in a dispute over pay.
The waste transfer stations, run by Cory Environmental Ltd, collect commercial and household rubbish before it’s sent to landfill or recycled.
The union warned residents in all South London boroughs to expect a knock-on effect to their bin collection services as no other local tips have the capacity to store the large volumes of rubbish that would build up if the Cory sites close.
Paul Grafton, GMB Regional Organiser, said: “It is a shame that it has come down to industrial action, but Cory have refused to budge.
“GMB has announced four days of strikes initially, followed by more frequent dates of action.
“There is a very simple way for all this inconvenience on the general public to be avoided – Cory needs to offer their workers a pay deal that won’t result in them being worse off at the end of each month.”