Dagenham Park science teacher Martin Blake uploaded a recital of Dustbin Strikes to Youtube. In it, the bespectacled wordsmith rails against pig heads left in bin bags across the borough and calls for the council to grant GMB’s demands before residents are left “swimming” in municipal waste.Clearly, they couldn’t do a worse job…
Writing it is in everyone’s interests to pay bin workers a “fair wage” , he tells the council to end the “appalling state of affairs” so discarded nappies stop “learning to evolve into semi-simian creatures”, which he claims they have mastered in the “millennia since the last bin collection”.How about simply suggesting that the bin workers get back to work, Martin?
He told the Post strikers deserve admiration.
“I’m absolutely in support of the strikers,” he said. “I appreciate that at this time the government are making cuts but I don’t think you should cut rubbish bin services.
“They do a job none of us are willing to do and I’m in absolute admiration of what they do – the council are being tight with their money.”I almost wish the council would say ‘You’re right! We’ll give in. The extra money will come from the schools budget…’, don’t you?
Cllr Dominic Twomey, cabinet member for finance, says giving in would be financially irresponsible when making savings is essential.
“There is no way we will let the GMB hold us or our residents to ransom,” he said.I drove through some of the area last weekend, and couldn’t help but think that all the rubbish and rotting food strewn around the streets was simply helping to make the growing Somali population feel more at home…