Multiple businesses said there was an increase in the number of residents asking questions to take out the trash, while another said they expected a “huge influx” of residential customers next week.
As the GMB Union thousand strike enters its tenth day, private businesses’ demand for garbage collection has increased.
The current industrial action started on 5 October and will last for two weeks and will end on 19 October.
The council announced last night that they had agreed on a deal to propose to the GMB union.
However, if no agreement is reached between the GMB and the council, a second strike will begin on October 21. If the dispute is not resolved, it is expected to take five weeks and end on November 25.
Remzie Mehmet, owner of Evergreen, said that they are happy to help people, but they also understand the plight of the striking workers.
He said: “We didn’t go the way of advertising it on Facebook as we were just in between trying to support the stickmen and also trying to make money.
“We couldn’t have cleaned all of Brighton anyway, so it wouldn’t have made much difference, and I know they were trying to make a point. There are also problems with rodents and people not being able to clean up their trash.”
While other businesses say they are there to provide a service and do not involve themselves in the process politics your situation.
The thousand strike has entered its tenth day.
Adrian Westwood, founder of G&S Clearance, said it has more business clearances from local customers, but expects a “mind” as the strike continues.
He said: “I think we’re going to have a spike next week because it’s just started, right? If it continues for the stipulated time, we will have a large influx of residential customers.
“So I’ll be there in the van if needed, and basically do our best and do our best.”
Bin and Gone said they’ve received multiple calls this week about garbage removal.
Daniel Woods, owner of Bin and Gone, said: “People keep calling us about those big black litter boxes. Yeah, a lot of black litter boxes have been common ones.
“There has definitely been an increase in investigations into this. There were already about 20 of them this week. ”
GMB Union claims that changes in driver duties, crew variations, and changes in plans for the collection of abandoned jobs have had a “detrimental effect” on the vehicle. health and the well-being of HGV drivers.
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