The battle of the bins
Greyhound is locked in a bitter stalemate with 80 formerly unionised bin collectors over steadily decreasing pay rates, with neither side prepared to back down for the moment.
The month-long, increasingly bitter Greyhound waste dispute has highlighted the clash of cultures between the habits of a lifetime of formerly unionised Dublin City Council waste collectors and the free-for-all, dog-eat-dog waste collection business in which Greyhound finds itself.
The collectors’ former wages are now described as “uncompetitive, legacy rates”. The legal minimum wage of €337 a week is presented in relation to “waste sector average rates”. A “living wage” in Dublin is about €446...
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