Bromley binmen walkout after Veolia Environmental Services fires four
BINMEN and other workers staged a walkout in Bromley this morning after four members of staff were fired by Veolia Environmental Services yesterday (October 3).
Waste disposal lorries began work for the day at 10am more than three hours after their scheduled start after the protest.
Around 100 workers stood outside the depot in Baths Road protesting about the sackings.
A trade union representative from UNITE is currently in talks with Veolia to try and reach an agreement over the sacking.
Workers want the four staff to be reinstated otherwise it is believed they might ballot for official action.
The four staff were said to have been fired from the company, which collects household rubbish on behalf of Bromley Council, for gross misconduct.
This is believed to be linked to an incident where the four men were seen taking a bag of grass cuttings.