Council Contracts Jobs at Risk -
100 Recycling Jobs Threatened by Social Enterprise Liquidation
More than 100 recycling workers in the West of Scotland have been issued with redundancy notices due to the threat of administration hanging over Greenlight Environmental, a long established social enterprise providing recycling services to West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde and Argyll & Bute councils. The social enterprise is understood to be in trouble due to a loss of contracts from West Dunbartonshire Council.
GMB Scotland, the union for refuse and recycling workers, has called on three Council Leaders to urgently intervene to secure local employment and ensure the social enterprise continues as a going concern.
GMB Scotland Organiser, Hazel Nolan, said:
“Greenlight Environmental is a social enterprise employing around a hundred local people and with almost three decades experience providing recycling services in the West of Scotland. Many of their staff have been recruited through schemes to assist the long-term unemployed and there are right now serious questions to answer as to how we got to a situation whereby these vulnerable workers are being issued with redundancy notices.
GMB Scotland are providing support to our Greenlight members and we are calling for urgent action from the councils who have contracts with Greenlight and who have a clear moral duty to act. The council leaders must now explore every option available to them including bringing these workers in-house as direct council employees.”
Contact GMB Scotland Organiser, Hazel Nolan, 07921 885 786
See attached letters from GMB Scotland to the Leaders of West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde and Argyll & Bute councils.