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To: Bexley Council and Serco
Fair pay for Bexley Refuse Workers and Street Cleaners
We want Serco and Bexley Council to pay Bexley refuse workers and street cleaners so that they have wage equality with Greenwich services. A fair wage for a fair day’s work.
Why is this important?
We believe Bexley refuse workers and street cleaners deserve a fair wage for a fair day’s work.
The London Living Wage is £10.75 an hour, but these workers are paid just £8.90 to £9.50 an hour. That’s up to £3,300 a year less than the recommended amount. Furthermore, many workers are on zero hour contracts and aren’t being paid sick pay. Serco, Bexley Council and Peter Craske, the Councillor in charge of public spaces have a responsibility to its 180 underpaid employees to provide a wage that lets people live, work and provide for their families in London.
In Greenwich, refuse workers and street cleansers are paid £13.50 an hour and get paid up to £8,300 more annually to do exactly the same work. Why does Bexley Council and Peter Craske believe our workers’ time and efforts aren’t worth as much as our neighbouring borough?
Serco made profits of £102.5 million in 2019 and increased their profits by over 20% from 2018. Serco has profited from underpaying and overworking its staff and Bexley Council has allowed this to happen.
Refuse workers and street cleansers provide a valuable service for our borough and it’s about time they were paid a fair wage.