Suez refuse collection drivers in Somerset offered £1,000 welcome bonus


Somerset’s waste collection contractor Suez is offering HGV drivers a £1,000 “welcome bonus” as it apologised to residents for ongoing service disruption. The Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) which oversees collections in the county, said the cash reflected tough competition in Somerset, where the HGV driver shortage was more acute due to a glut of local distribution hubs. The one-off bonus from Suez is conditional on successfully passing a probationary period. The county needs 25 full-time permanent HGV drivers and loaders […]