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Bin workers in Doncaster announce more strikes

Further strike dates have been announced by refuse workers in Doncaster. They had already planned individual strikes on 28th September and 1st October, but from 2nd October a continues strike will begin.

We have now been formally notified by SITA that a continuous strike will begin on Tuesday 2nd October. This is in addition to the strike days on Friday 28th September and Monday 1st October.

Obviously this is going to have an impact on our bin collections. We will continue to work closely with SITA to put plans in place to manage essential waste collections while strike action is taking place.

– Gill Gillies, Doncaster Council's Assistant Director of Environment

She continued:

Residents due to have their black bins emptied Today (26th September) or tomorrow, Thursday 27th September, should put their bin out as normal. There should also be no disruption to clinical or business waste services this week. SITA will be making every effort to catch up by the end of tomorrow on collections which have been delayed so far.

– Gill Gillies, Doncaster Council's Assistant Director of Environment

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Train strike Credit: Calendar

Rail passengers face disruption as train drivers around Sheffield go on strike for the third time this month. Members of the ASLEF union at East Midlands trains are walking out in a row over pensions.

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Drivers for East Midlands Trains are taking part in a strike today over plans by the company to reduce contributions into its pension schemes. The company runs Sheffield to London services and one of two hourly expresses between Sheffield and Manchester.

The company has pledged to run a skeleton service.

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