Mary Read | 16.09.2009 14:37
Sick of rubbish piling up in our backyards and unwilling to put bins out for scab labour employed by Leeds City Council to break the strike, we have taken our rubbish to the source of the problem – the leader of the council, Councillor Brett at his home on Scott Hall Road.
A group of Leeds residents gathered together this morning with some of the bags of rubbish that had been building up in their yards and gardens and the streets outside their homes, and then disposed of them directly on Councillor Brett’s doorstep.
Mary Read, one of those taking action, said; “Refuse collectors are being told to lose £3 an hour off an already low wage. £3 an hour won’t seem much to Councillor Brett who took £48,000 just in expenses last year, but it is to those struggling to live already during these times of crisis. We refuse to accept this, it’s rubbish!”
Refuse collectors in Leeds have been on strike since the 7th of September after being told they face a cut of a third of their wages.