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Over 500 apply for bin collector jobs at Southampton City Council
MORE than 500 people have applied for 16 new bin collection jobs at Southampton City Council, the Daily Echo can reveal.
It comes as the current team of refuse collectors are continuing to work to rule in protest at forced pay cuts of between two and 5.5 per cent.
Civic chiefs launched the recruitment drive after striking bin men refused to work with agency staff during 12 weeks of strikes that left mountains of rubbish piling up around the city last summer. Unions have threatened more strikes next month in the ongoing dispute.