Binmen set to go on strike

PUBLISHED: 10:26 11 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:03 15 June 2010

Householders in West Dorset are being warned that strike action planned for next week could have an impact on refuse collections in the district.

Householders in West Dorset are being warned that strike action planned for later this month could have an impact on refuse collections in the district.Two days of action are planned by members of the Unite and Unison unions on 16 and 17 July in support of the national pay claim for local government staff. This is national day of action and West Dorset District Council is powerless to prevent it and is not directly involved in negotiations.The district council is aiming to keep disruption to services to a minimum but is warning that the action may have an adverse affect on some refuse and recycling collections.Householders are being advised to put out their waste and household recycling as normal.But if they find that it has not been collected they are being asked to take their waste back in and keep it until the next scheduled collection day.Jerry Cranmer, West Dorset Services Manager, said: "We apologise for any inconvenience which we shall endeavour to keep to a minimum. Keeping the refuse and recycling until the following collection day is the best way of achieving this."Householders whose collections could be affected by the strike are being advised to: áWrap anything that might smelláUse recycling centres if possible áTo not store uncollected bags at the usual collection point if they are not picked up as they may be ripped open by animals

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