Following rolling strikes, Central Coast Council’s waste collection contractor has welcomed an agreement between the Transport Workers’ Union and the Council on the future terms and conditions for local garbage truck drivers.
Remondis currently has the contract to deliver domestic waste management services on the Central Coast and employs the local garbage truck drivers.
The company stated it had not been provided a copy of the recent agreement, but understand that Council and the union had agreed on terms and conditions including job security and minimum rates of pay, provided that there was no further industrial action.
The clause will be included in any future waste management tender document.
“Given that Central Coast Council is yet to provide tender details for local garbage collection beyond January next year, it has been difficult for Remondis to provide certainty to its employees,” said Mr Matthew Watson of Remondis.
It is likely that Remondis and other waste management services will compete for the region’s future waste management work once a tender document is issued by Council.
The company stated that rubbish collection services had returned to normal, and that it had worked hard to minimise collection delays amidst the stop-work action.
SOURCE: Media release, 30 Mar 2017
Matthew Watson, Remondis