Cleanaway workers to strike once again over pay and conditions

Waste workers on the Cleanaway Padstow Liquid Waste contract in NSW will undertake industrial action today, stopping work for 24 hours, in response to their agreement bargaining.

Cleanaway waste workers have taken industrial action numerous times over the last 12 months, but this is the first time workers at this particular site will go on site.

According to the Transport Workers Union (TWU), this will impact multiple commercial contracts across Sydney, including major retailers such as Coles, McDonalds, Ampol and KFC.

The union says Cleanaway is attempting to strip back overtime entitlements and extend rosters, as well as force workers to work weekends for less take home pay.

“Waste workers across NSW have faced Cleanaway’s attempt to undermine pay and conditions, including in the City of Sydney, Randwick, Erskine Park, Unanderra and now Padstow,” said TWU NSW/QLD state secretary, Richard Olsen.

“Our members have continued to attempt to engage in good faith bargaining to no avail.”

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