Here in Brighton and Hove on the South Coast of UK we are experiencing a strike by the Refuse Collectors.
Sure hope it's solved quickly, Briony. That looks awful.
Oh my gosh! Is this near you? The streets must stink. This is not an easy job, I hope their bosses will listen to them.
Oh no, the are refusing the refuse! It's a hard job, even with the automation. I hope it is solved soon, too.
I agree, its a horrible job, it's not the collectors it's this Green Council we have, they are useless and supposed to be 'Green' They paid out large sums of money to put in cycle lanes and then decided that they were not used enough and took them out. That sums them up.
Blimey, that's unsightly and a health hazard. I've never belonged to a trade union as I've never agreed with action that affects innocent people.
Oh my goodness. That's really horrible and a complete health hazard. Hope it gets resolved soon.
The foxes and rats must be having a field day!
That's horrific. People will be wearing their masks to keep the horrible stench from entering their nostrils. Anything useful in that pile of garbage? ;o)
Tust you to come up with 'anything useful' Ilona. lolI'm sure if you were willing to delve there are some things worth saving.
I hope they settle their differences soon. That could get bad. We definitely can't get along without the guys who pick up the refuse.
Refuse workers have been in an ongoing dispute with the council over unilateral imposed daily changes and the removal of drivers from long-standing rounds without notice.The GMB claims that changes in driver duties, crew variations and alterations in plans around the collection of dropped work has had a “detrimental impact” on the health and wellbeing of HGV drivers.
I can't fault our bin men (refuse collectors) as they are punctual an clean it's the council that needs sorting out. It seems they can pay out huge amounts for ugly monstrosity's of modern art to be placed around the town at the expense of paying a living wage to the bin men. I expect you may have noticed that I have a soap box. lol
I did not know that you live in the UK for some reason I've always thought you were in Canada. This is awful and we don't have it this bad because they're still picking up our garbage but because of lack of drivers they have gone to picking up our yard trash every other week and I recycle every other week one week it's trash when we gets recycle and who knows how long they'll be able to do that. Our world is in a crazy place right now
That looks awful and probably smells pretty bad, too! I hope they settle their strike soon!
Oh dear that looks awful, a health hazard too!
Yep!! To find out how important someone is, walking away usually makes a strong point. Good for them!! I hope the workers get a raise... and a hefty one at that. ~Andrea xoxo
Oh boy! That's not good. I wonder if it has something to do with the shortage of lorry drivers? I heard some of the drivers of rubbish trucks were quitting to go work for trucking companies because the pay is better, leaving councils with not enough workers to collect the rubbish.