Recycling protest in Sheffield

Workers for the company that run recycling centres in Sheffield are staging a protest today.

It follows the company reducing its opening days and hours at five sites in the city, which has impacted on jobs and pay. It has meant workers are taking indefinite strike action.

Sova Recycling Ltd is part of the charity Sova, which supports vulnerable people into employment. Strikers are going to hand in a letter addressed to the charity's chief executive officer, Helen Cantrell, how they can put people in a vulnerable position because of the jobs situation.

The strikers will march with banners and placards to the Town Hall to ask the Councilo to stop the cuts and reinstate workers and opening hours. A petition with over 4,000 signatures will will also be handed over.