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Garbage strike hits the inner suburbs

By 23 August 2013 14

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TAMS are warning that there’s a garbage strike on:

The ACT Government has been advised that due to industrial action by staff from Cleanaway today’s household recycling and garbage collections may not be collected.

There is no impact on commercial recycling and garbage collection.

The potentially impacted suburbs are:

Garbage and recycling
Barton, Beard, Deakin, Duntroon, Forrest, Garran, Griffith, Harman, Hughes, Isaacs, Kingston, Narrabundah, Oaks Estate, O’Malley, Phillip, Pialligo, Red Hill, Swinger Hill and Yarralumla

Garbage
Acton, Ainslie, Braddon, Campbell, City, Dickson, Downer, Hackett, Lyneham, O’Connor, Reid, Turner and Watson.

Residents are advised to leave their bins out until collected. Cleanaway is seeking urgent resolution of the issue so that collections can resume.

The ACT Government recently awarded the household recycling and garbage collection contract to SITA Australia. The contract commences on 29 October 2013.


UPDATE: This just in from TAMS:

Following a Fair Work Commission hearing this afternoon it is expected that household recycling and garbage collections will resume from tomorrow morning (Saturday 24 August 2013). Residents living in suburbs where the collection was due today are advised to leave their bins out until collected. It is possible that work to catch up on the collections will need to continue through until Monday.

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14 Responses to Garbage strike hits the inner suburbs
#1
funbutalsoserious12:04 pm, 23 Aug 13

well that’s just rubbish!

#2
poetix3:29 pm, 23 Aug 13

Once again, Chisholm gets everything…

#3
bundah3:37 pm, 23 Aug 13

poetix said :

Once again, Chisholm gets everything…

Yeah but there’s no chance in hell that you’d live there..

#4
ChrisinTurner4:36 pm, 23 Aug 13

I don’t like the idea that the new contract doesn’t start till 29/10/13. Could be a bit smelly by them.

#5
wildturkeycanoe4:36 pm, 23 Aug 13

bundah said :

poetix said :

Once again, Chisholm gets everything…

Yeah but there’s no chance in hell that you’d live there..

Where’s Chisholm?
On a serious note, I wonder if this is an industrial action by the employees finding out their employer has just lost the contract and now they wonder what lies ahead. Perhaps the boss has told them there is no pay rise because of that, thereby causing the upheaval? Speculation?
If that is the case, could be more protracted and widespread than we think.

#6
johnboy4:52 pm, 23 Aug 13

Collections taking place tomorrow.

#7
Aeek5:27 pm, 23 Aug 13

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-23/garbage-collectors-walk-off-the-job/4907566?&section=news

some workers could receive a $200 a week pay cut when the contract changes hands, despite a commitment from the Government that there would be no loss of wages and conditions.

seems to be the issue

#8
Pork Hunt6:04 pm, 23 Aug 13

poetix said :

Once again, Chisholm gets everything…

Satisfaction guaranteed or double your garbage back…

#9
deye9:55 pm, 23 Aug 13

given last nights activities in the area I wonder how many bins will be burnt tonight

#10
Deref8:12 am, 24 Aug 13

Aeek said :

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-23/garbage-collectors-walk-off-the-job/4907566?&section=news

some workers could receive a $200 a week pay cut when the contract changes hands, despite a commitment from the Government that there would be no loss of wages and conditions.

seems to be the issue

And a fairly substantial one at that.

Good luck to them.

#11
sepi10:58 am, 24 Aug 13

Where is ‘Beard’?

#12
bundah11:44 am, 24 Aug 13

sepi said :

Where is ‘Beard’?

It will be next to Oaks Estate in Canberra. Interestingly, Beard was named after a convict who became a pioneering landlord named Timothy Beard.

#13
Willoring6:53 pm, 26 Aug 13

It was reported on 2CA news on Friday that current employment arrangements are four days a week, the fifth day is on penalty rates. New contractor wants (probably quoted on) a five day working week at normal rates. No doubt they will lose $200 a week, but if this is true, who gave such a generous arrangement in the first place? And who in the government agreed to it? And who pays for it? (Guess, you lucky ratepayer!)

#14
johnny10:17 pm, 23 Apr 14

LOL, just thought I would revive this one because I thought it was actually current… seems this never really goes away…

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