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Wyre Forest District Council workers confirm strike
STREET cleaners at Wyre Forest District Council have announced they will go on strike over new working rotas.
The GMB confirmed about 10 staff from the environment maintenance department, based in Green Street, Kidderminster, will walk out on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, May 5, 6 and 7.
The action will be taken by cleaning operatives and mechanical sweeper drivers, which include street cleaners and road and footpath sweepers in a dispute over changes to their contracts.
From Monday, April 30, employees must work “five out of seven days” which would include Saturday and Sunday, instead of the current Monday to Friday.
The new rota will also see staff working shifts between 6am and 8pm, without receiving “unsociable hours” pay.