The bin dispute that started in June has finally ended with a deal between refuse workers and Birmingham City Council.

The deal is:

  • Grade 3 so-called 'leading hand' bin workers who were given redundancy notices in the summer will now KEEP their jobs.

  • Their salaries will remain the same.

  • Change of job title. Those Grade 3 workers will now become Waste Reduction and Collections Officers.

  • They'll check that residents are recycling properly - with the power to stop collections if they are not

  • Those same workers will also work at various waste depots across the city, not just at one

  • They'll work a five day week instead of their existing four.