Bin Men Strike

The Sheffield City Council has let down their city with the bin men going on strike with a population of 563,749 according to the latest figures from 2014, https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/your-city-council/sheffield-profile/population-and-health.html.

However, there were mixed opinions on this situation. Some public supported the strike and some disagreed.

I have interviewed citizens of Sheffield in the Woodhouse area to see how the strike of bin men which lasted two weeks has affected daily life.

Interview questions for Bin Men Strike:

The comments on Hallam FM’s Facebook page are a mixture of emotions coming from the Sheffield citizens.

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I asked my neighbours Mr and Mrs Durand:

  • How has the bin men strike affected your household?

-I thought it was going to be a trip down to the dump-it-site for us if they left it any longer.

  • Did you come across any problems due to the bins not being collected?

-Yes, it started to really smell as our estate is only a small area, everyone’s bins were really close, parking and getting out was a problem. We are a family of 4 and our bins were just overloaded.

  • What is your opinion on the bin men going on strike? Are they right for doing so?

-I think if they have to go on strike, so they should. However, the council really should have sorted some alternative.

  • Did you take any actions when you noticed the bins hadn’t been emptied? If so, what did you do?

-I did not take any actions, it was just a waiting game.


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