Suez and Unite the Union agree deal to prevent strike action in Doncaster

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Suez and Unite the Union have reached an agreement on redundancies in Doncaster, meaning no strikes will go ahead.

Following a 90-day consultation, Suez agreed to suspend compulsory redundancies for a year, in the hope that the "necessary reduction in staff numbers" associated with its new contract with Doncaster Council can be achieved through voluntary means.

Suez has offered an enhanced voluntary redundancy package to help avoid compulsory redundancies.

Back in June 2017, Suez recycling and recovery UK was awarded a contract to provide new recycling and refuse collection services to Doncaster due to start in March 2018.

Because of proposed changes to the service, Suez says fewer staff will be required.

Shane Sweeting, regional Unite officer, said: "These have been difficult negotiations to progress to a satisfactory outcome for all parties.

"It’s not only reassuring news for our members, who were under the threat of compulsory redundancy, but good news for the residents and the local economy."

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