Council Tells Contractor to Resolve Garbage Dispute

Date

Thursday, 2 June 2016

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Central Coast Council’s Administrator has urged the Waste Contractor Remondis to go to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to resolve its dispute with local garbage drivers.

The workers, represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) lodged a dispute with the FWC over their working conditions with Remondis and called a strike from 2am this morning.

Council’s Administrator, Mr Ian Reynolds, said council has been unfairly dragged into the dispute because of the tender process it is undertaking for a new waste contract in 2018.  This has nothing to do with the current dispute between workers and Remondis.

“I have listened to both parties now and understand their concerns.  I want a quick resolution so the community can have confidence that their bins will be picked up when they put them out.”

“The ball is in Remondis’ court now.

“Council certainly respects the rights and entitlements of the Remondis drivers but we also have a broader commitment to deliver services to 331,000 residents on the Central Coast.

“And they want their waste picked up today.”

Residents affected by the strike are advised to leave their bin out and it will be picked up.  All enquiries regarding bin collection should be referred to Remondis on 1300 126 278.

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