Serco loses refuse collection contract amid driver pay row


Serco has lost the contract to provide refuse collections in the London borough of Bexley, amid a union dispute over pay among its HGV drivers. The council said Countrystyle Recycling would take over the contract from October, adding that part of the new deal required all staff to receive the London living wage as a minimum. Around 140 Unite workers have been striking since 12 July after what it described as “a dismal industrial relations regime”. The union had claimed […]