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Bins back to normal following strike action

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Following a week of bin strikes in Stirling, further industrial action has been called off and refuse collection has returned to normal. 

Stirling refuse workers were expected to strike until September 10 due to pay disputes. However, an improved pay deal has been laid out following intense negotiations between the First Minister, Deputy First Minister, COSLA and unions.

Stirling Council has confirmed the suspension of further industrial action and thanks residents “for their patience and understanding during this period of disruption.”

The new pay offer consists of: 

  • An increase of £2,000 for those earning up to £20,500
  • An increase of £1,925 or those earning between £20,5000 to £39,000
  • A 5% increase for those earning between £39,000 to £60,000
  • A maximum increase of £3,000 for those earning above £60,000 

The resolution has been well received by local MSP Evelyn Tweed, tweeting: “Positive news that trade unions have called off [bin] strikes across Scotland, including in Stirling in the coming weeks. I hope that members will accept the new pay offer.” 

Stirling refuse collection has now returned to its normal schedule, which can be found on the Stirling Council website.

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