When you thought things couldn’t get worse – they might get worse!
Cllr Steve Williams told the Executive meeting last night that the proposed strike was not a dispute between Waverley and Biffa.
We are working around the clock to ensure the impact on our residents is kept to a minimum during a dispute that is not of our making. Asked councillors to keep the council informed on specific concerns on their patches and nip problems in the bud during these difficult circumstances,“
Officers explained this dispute was occurring around the country.
Cllr said that some places might be missed if crews did not know the area.
Cllr Gale asked if SCC couldn’t open a food waste bin on bring sites, and Cllr Heagin was concerned that street cleaning due to Autumn leaves would be dealt with on safety grounds. Officers said that they would concentrate on the problem areas.
Joint Strategic Director for Guildford & Waverley Annie Righton said contract negotiations were ongoing on managing the dispute between the GMB and Waverley. She stressed the council’s relationship was contractual.
It was believed the best route for dealing with the dispute was through ‘an open book policy with Biffa.’
However, we will not be paying for services that we do not receive.