One in four Greenwich bin staff off work as covid hits

Greenwich Council’s leader Dan Thorpe has asked for patience after it emerged 25% of staff in waste services are either in isolation or have tested positive for covid.

Cases have increased hugely in recent weeks across London with the east and south east hit hardest.

Other companies such as those providing rail services have been hit by high levels of staff sickness.

Greenwich refuse workers do a great job year round through all weathers. Let’s hope they are back to full health soon.

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I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

3 thoughts on “One in four Greenwich bin staff off work as covid hits

  • December 23, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Yes, I have been highly impressed by my bin collections this year. On a couple of occasions one bin or another hasn’t been collected on the nominated day, but it always has been the next day.
    Hope all the workers stay safe and the peple with Covid recover sharpish.

  • December 23, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Refuse workers are always forgotten, but they provide a vital service and it’s lovely to see them recognised here. Wishing them all well.

  • December 24, 2020 at 1:36 am

    A first class servcie from all the Greenwich Council refuse collectors and road sweepers out in all weathers to empty our bins and keep our streets clean. where would we all be with out them.

    Lets spare a thought for these amazing people.

    I wish each and everyone of them well. For those staff sadly off sick with Covid-19 I wish you a full an speedy recovery.

    Thank you to each and everyone of you on refuse collection and street cleaning for the amazing job you do all year.


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