Birmingham City Council to axe 122 waste management jobs
Birmingham City Council waste refuse collectors have voted to strike over plans to axe 122 waste management jobs.
Workers union voted overwhelmingly by 90% for the strike action over concern for the waste jobs cuts.
They are now considering further action based around changes to work patterns which is to cut the number of staff on rounds amid concerns on the safety of the workers.
Birmingham CC stated that it is trying to modernize the refuse collection service and introduce new technology to improve efficiency after a string of problems with missed collections over the past few months.
The employees waste management jobs needed to be addressed after the budget went over by almost 10 million.
Regional officer Miss Lynee Shakespeare said the council waste management jobs were to be cut in 2 weeks time leaving 122 collection staff redundant.