Binmen strike in Copenhagen is over

Lucie Rychla
April 29th, 2015

This article is more than 9 years old.

Locals can finally take a deep breath without smelling hordes of waste lying around

The strike is over. Binmen are now back at work (photo: Pixabay)

The week-long binmen strike in the Danish capital is finally over and the piles of rubbish are slowly being removed, DR reports.

Some 580,000 Copenhageners were affected by the strike that started last Tuesday, when 350 rubbish collectors decided to show their solidarity with four colleagues who feared losing their jobs.

Happy ending
The conflict arose when a waste management company City Renovation won a public tender for the Nørrebro and Østerbro districts.

As a consequence City Renovation stood to replace M. Larsen Vognmandsfirma and was only going to offer permanent jobs to 52 out of the 56 binmen.

After long negotiations, the union 3F, representing the waste collectors, signed an agreement with Copenhagen Municipality and the waste management companies involved to confirm that the four men will have their jobs guaranteed.


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