Thank you note left for our refuse workers
Thank you note left for our refuse workers

Following a competitive procurement process, Lambeth’s Waste Contract, which includes recycling and estate maintenance, is to be awarded to Serco as of 1 October 2021.

GMB have a network of officers, reps and convenors on this contract and intend to work with Serco to achieve a good working relationship. The council administration and GMB have jointly agreed that the contract will deliver:

  • Recognition of trade unions including with subcontractors:
  • Payment of the London Living Wage or higher including by subcontractors
  • No decreases in staff numbers or compulsory redundancies with staff transferring under TUPE and no detrimental changes in terms and conditions
  • Full consultation with staff and unions on any proposed changes throughout the term of the contract.

As well as delivering significant savings to the council at a time of Tory austerity, the contract will ensure job security and enhanced terms and conditions for our waste service workers, who have worked throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to serve our communities.


Sheila Berry
GMB Regional Organiser

Ian Fall
GMB Branch Secretary, Lambeth

Cllr Claire Holland
Deputy Leader of the Council (Sustainable Transport, Environment and Clean Air)

Link to Instagram Link to Twitter Link to YouTube Link to Facebook Link to LinkedIn Link to Snapchat Close Fax Website Location Phone Email Calendar Building Search