Harlow Tories: Labour still have serious questions to answer over bin men dispute
News / Fri 24th Jan 2020 at 09:39am
THE leader of the Harlow Conservatives still believes that Labour-run Harlow Council has serious questions to answer over the binmen dispute over workplace bullying.
Veoila, the organisation that has the refuse contract in Harlow and the council are now in negotiation regarding the dispute, a dispute first exposed by the Harlow Conservatives.
Cllr Andrew Johnson, Leader of the Conservative Group on Harlow Council, said: “Workplace bullying is not acceptable. Local bin workers should always be able to work in a professional environment. Harlow Council and Veolia should have acted sooner to deal with the allegations of bullying and intimidation at Mead Park.
“Serious questions remain about the poor response by Labour-run Harlow Council and the unequivocal statement made by the Portfolio Holder for Environment that there were “no” workplace issues.
“Bin workers met with the council last year to discuss workplace bullying and health and safety issues. Labour-run Harlow Council failed to respond and let local bin workers down. It was only when Robert Halfon and the Conservative Group raised this issue publicly that the council decided to act.
“The Portfolio Holder for Environment should do the right thing and consider his position for failing to understand the true scale of alleged workplace bullying at Veolia Harlow and how that could seriously impact the town’s bin collections.”
The suspense is awesome, the truth,more so. From what the bin men have said, so far, only one conclusion is to be drawn, it's about time that this Socialist group was really scrutinised, only the voices of Purton and M Ingall have been heard, so far.