Friday, 8 September 2017

Birmingham's Bungled Bin Strike

THE Birmingham bin strike fiasco is facing several separate probes as the Labour Party leadership crisis grips the city council.
Council sources suggest the crisis surrounding council leader John Clancy and his bungled attempts to tackle a strike deal with trade unions are now the subject of a series of top level investigations.
The probes are set to be conducted by the Government, the Labour Party and the Local Government Association, as well as a separate inquiry by the council.
Next week, Councillor Clancy faces a vote of no confidence over his ‘serious mishandling’ of the dispute.
Still no end is in sight for the bin strike, which has seen piles of black bags across the city’s streets since the end of June.  Today the council is using a mixture of agency staff and contract companies to shift the bins on an emergency basis.

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