House of Commons: Harlow MP Robert Halfon brings up subject of refuse workers being bullied
News / Mon 20th Jan 2020 pm31 08:22pm
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to address the bullying allegations made by Harlow refuse workers.
Mr Halfon’s statement is below.
On Friday, I met with waste operatives, from Harlow, who have been subject to alleged bullying and harassment by mangers at @VeoliaUK.
I contacted Veolia to raise this, as a matter of urgency, but have still not received a response. pic.twitter.com/hpiASsbEOQ
— Robert Halfon MP -Working Hard for Harlow- (@halfon4harlowMP) January 20, 2020
Can I reassure Robert, that whilst he has not received a response from Veolia, Harlow Labour Councillors met today with both Veolia management and Unison the refuse workers union. Harlow Labour Councillors and Unison jointly issued a call for the managers accused of bullying to be suspended until a full and fair investigation into the allegations had been made. Shortly after this call Veolia suspended the managers.
Seems like while Robert Halfon is making an awful lot of noise in this issue, Harlow Labour Councillors are actually working on sorting it out.
If Purton hadn't lied, according to the spokesman for the refuse strikers, it would have been dealt with, a lot sooner, that's the truth of the matter, and, I'm sure that Robert Halfon has more experien6e in dealing with these matters. When was M Ingall first made aware of this issue ?