South Gloucestershire Labour warmly welcomes the resumption of full waste and recycling services, following a new pay offer from Suez to members of the Unite union.
The offer prompted Unite members to pause strike action and vote on whether to accept.
Normal waste services resumed today on Monday 31st of July.
Earlier this month Labour posted an open letter with the Liberal Democrats urging Suez and Unite to get round the negotiating table and strike a deal.
South Gloucestershire Council Co-Leader Ian Boulton (pictured) said: “We’ve been clear from the start that a resolution needs to be found between Suez and Unite as soon possible to end the significant disruption being caused to our residents.
“We are pleased Unite are recommending their members accept this latest pay offer. We’ve been doing all we can to minimise the impact of the disruption by working with Suez and the staff they have available to provide the best level of service possible in the circumstances.
“We wholeheartedly thank our residents for their patience and the ongoing effort they’ve been putting into recycling. They have dealt with so much over these past few weeks.”