Has there been a wildcat strike by bin crews?
Yesterday morning, neither of the large trade unions, Unite or Unison, were aware of the issue. Clr Musarrat Khan, cabinet member responsible, told the Examiner an investigation had been launched. She said she could not say more until they had established what had happened. She said: “A small number of staff did not complete their day’s work and so caused disruption to the service and to residents. “This meant a number of grey bins were not collected in Holme Valley and green bins were missed in the Colne Valley area. “Those staff are now being taken through our own internal processes. “Teams are out working as normal today and collections will be caught up and back to normal in the next couple of days.”