Eastbourne bin strikes a disservice to trade unions

From: Robert Edmund, Selwyn Road, Eastbourne

Thursday, 13th January 2022, 2:56 pm

I am proud to say I was a union member throughout my life. I think trade unions have achieved incredible things for workers around the world.

However, to see ‘out of town’ GMB Union officials standing in front of refuse vehicles driven by people who want to work is very sad.

The GMB is doing the union movement a real disservice and the public aren’t silly, they won’t forget this and the GMB and the dustmen will lose support.

Eastbourne bin strike 7/1/22. Photo taken in Courtlands Road. SUS-221101-162020001

It’s also difficult to see how a 25 per cent pay rise can be justified, especially in the current climate.