Council HGV drivers given “groundbreaking” £3,000 pay rise


The regrading of HGV drivers working for Plymouth city council from unskilled to semi-skilled workers has added GBP3,000 to their salaries. The pay deal, described as groundbreaking by the Unite union, has boosted pay among 46 HGV drivers working on the Devon council’s refuse collections by 12.5%. The union added that the move to reclassify drivers should also act as a “wake-up call” for councils across the country if they want to continue offering a fully-functioning bin collection service.

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