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Friday 18 July 2003 10.40am
Tizzy, what area?
Friday 18 July 2003 12.17pm
Dave you lucky lucky git :-)

Our bins are still full, I can only gather that you dont live on an estate.

I see that the council bean pushers like this strike. They still force us to pay the council tax, dont have to pay the contractors and therefore get to pocket a considerable amount of money... quids in



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Friday 18 July 2003 12.48pm
Are the binmen paid for the time that they are striking?
Friday 18 July 2003 1.02pm
Dave, we are just off Abbey Street. I doubt that we will see anything collected until Monday. It will be extra stinky this weekend.
Friday 18 July 2003 1.07pm
There's already a huge pile of bin bags at the bottom of Alscot Way. Very Winter of Discontent...
Friday 18 July 2003 1.08pm
If they use contractors, rather than council employees, then what have Unison (Disunity & disloyalty) got to do with our fish bones?
Friday 18 July 2003 1.19pm
Southwark recently brought its refuse collection service back in-house, so the dustmen are now local authority employees, and therefore involved in the London-wide local authority pay dispute.



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Friday 18 July 2003 1.24pm
Strangely, I know someone in Borough who had theirs collected on Monday...
Friday 18 July 2003 2.53pm
Thank you Mr Editor.

That confirms everything that I have ever felt & known about the private sector as providers of services to councils.

Private sector employees don't strike because they know their firm would lose the contract and they would then lose their jobs. Even the most die-hard liberal amongst you must therefore agree that councils should outsource services such as rubbish collection.

Huzzah for the free market.
Friday 18 July 2003 4.53pm
I'm Haddonhall area.... not sure if it was the council that cleared it or us as a Tennants Managed Group... but at least it's gone for the weekend!!
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