Council HGV drivers given “groundbreaking” £3,000 pay rise


The regrading of HGV drivers working for Plymouth city council from unskilled to semi-skilled workers has added £3,000 to their salaries. The pay deal, described as groundbreaking by the Unite union, has boosted pay among 46 HGV drivers working on the Devon council’s refuse collections by 12.5%. The union added that the move to reclassify drivers should also act as a “wake-up call” for councils across the country if they want to continue offering a fully-functioning bin collection service. Unite […]