Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield councillor Jack Scott resigns after strikes

Councillor Jack Scott Image copyright Sheffield city council
Image caption Councillor Jack Scott was cabinet member for environment, recycling and streetscene

A Sheffield city councillor has resigned from his cabinet post after an industrial dispute at household waste recycling centres in the city.

Jack Scott stood down from his environment role "following an issue" over the strike action, the Sheffield Labour group said.

Union members have been striking since the start of October over pay and working conditions.

Jayne Dunn has now been appointed to his post.

The Labour group did not disclose details, but in a statement said: "The vacancy has arisen after Councillor Jack Scott has agreed to stand down from the cabinet following an issue relating to the recent industrial dispute involving Sheffield's household waste recycling centres.

"As the details of the issue are currently subject to further investigations no further details can be disclosed at this stage."

The GMB Union previously said its members, who staff Sheffield's five waste recycling sites at Blackstock Road, High Green, Deepcar, Shirecliffe and Beighton, have been striking in a dispute over pay, bullying and inadequate toilet facilities.

The council-owned sites are run by Veolia, which subcontracts to the Green Company - owned by charity Salvaire.

Ms Dunn, who has been appointed cabinet member for environment, recycling and streetscene, said it was "a privilege" to take on the role.

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