Coun­cil fleet car used to clear ex­cess rub­bish

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - COURT REPORTS - BY LIND­SEY HAMIL­TON

BLACK bags filled with rub­bish have been spot­ted be­ing loaded into the back of one of Dundee City Coun­cil’s elec­tric fleet cars.

“This raises all sorts of health and safety con­cerns.

“It also comes at a time where en­vi­ron­men­tal de­part­ment work­ers are con­tin­u­ing to fight to safe­guard jobs as a re­sult of coun­cil cuts.

“They are also still in talks over terms and con­di­tions.

“This must not be al­lowed to hap­pen again and the union will be mon­i­tor­ing the sit­u­a­tion.”

A spokes­woman for Dundee City Coun­cil said: “Where ap­pro­pri­ate, ac­tion will be taken by a su­per­vi­sor to up­lift ex­cess lit­ter.”

Lo­cal trade union leader Ge­orge Barr is seek­ing as­sur­ances over the clear­ing of rub­bish from city streets.

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