Biffa bin lorry drivers ballot for strike action after rejecting “insulting” pay offer


 

Manchester bin drivers are voting on whether to strike after rejecting an “insulting” pay offer of 1.75% from employer Biffa. The bin strike ballot opened today (29 March), after extensive negotiations with the waste management company failed to deliver a resolution. The drivers are demanding an increase in wages above what union Unite has described as Biffa’s “insulting” offer of 1.75%. Both Unite and GMB argue that Biffa, which posted £26m in pre-tax profits last year, is a private company […]