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Greyhound welcomes initiative to seek legally binding pay rates for bin workers

SIPTU workers at Greyhound have been protesting about cuts since June 17.

Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

GREYHOUND GROUP SAYS it welcomes the decision by Minister of State, Ged Nash, to seek the introduction of legally binding pay rates for bin workers across the waste industry.

Greyhound says it has been seeking an initiative like this for some time.

The company is also defending its pay rates, saying that the “Greyhound collection crews are the best paid bin collectors in Europe.”

It says that, “Greyhound pay rates are 60% above the industry average” and that even after the proposed reduction, they will still be 10% above the average.

Greyhound says it must be allowed to compete with other waste companies and binding pay rates across the industry would allow it to achieve this.

SIPTU workers at Greyhound have been protesting about the cuts since June 17.

Last week, the High Court ordered a TD and two councillors to stop blockading Greyhound bin trucks in Dublin.

The union representing the Greyhound workers said it will continue to hold peaceful pickets at the company’s depots in Dublin 22 and Dublin 12.

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