Further proposed strike action by Unite The Union

Further proposed strike action by Unite The Union

Fri, April 15, 2022

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council wants to advise residents that further industrial action is planned by Unite the Union.

The Union has announced that another discontinuous strike will commence at 00:01 hours on 27th April 2022 and continue up to 10th May 2022 when the action will conclude at 23:59 hours. 

The strike action relates to a dispute over 2021-2022 pay which is negotiated nationally by the National Joint Council (NJC) on behalf of councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Individual councils do not enter into separate negotiations on pay with individual Trade Unions. The pay award for 2021-2022 has been agreed at 1.75% and this increase has already been implemented by the Council.

Due to the planned strike action, residents should be aware that some Council services may be disrupted.  The main areas which may be affected are waste collection, Household Recycling Centres, and street cleansing.

While no bin collections can be guaranteed during the strike period, residents are asked to leave their bins out for collection on their normal day until 9pm. They will be emptied where there are sufficient crews to deliver a service.

If bins are not emptied, residents are asked to take their bins back in from the kerbside and place them out again on their next scheduled collection day during the weeks beginning May 9th and 16th 2022.

We are once again asking all householders to make full use of their blue and brown bins to recycle as much waste as possible to maximise bin capacity.

Leisure Centres may also be affected by this action, so please check your facility’s opening hours before attending. 

The situation will be kept under review and we would ask residents to check our social media channels and website for any further updates.

We recognise the continued adverse impact of Unite The Union’s actions and we want to reassure residents and customers that full service provision will resume as soon as possible.