Waste service strike

A number of Tower Hamlets Council frontline waste service workers and street cleansers will be going on strike from 18 September to 1 October due to a national pay dispute.  

Despite the council working to maintain services for residents, the strike will impact collections and cleansing across the borough. We apologise in advance for the disruption this will cause. 

Find out more about the strike.

How a whistleblowing complaint is dealt with

Step 1

  • You believe there has been a fraud, criminal activity and/or unethical conduct etc.
  • You also believe your concern is serious and well founded.
  • You wish to know what to do and who to contact?

Step 2

There are 3 options to take it forward:

Step 3 - What will happen if I ring the hotline or speak with a senior manager?

  • The hotline officer / senior manager will take your details and information about your concern.
  • They will fill in the Blow the Whistle report form

Step 4 - Receipt by the monitoring officer

  • After the monitoring officer gets the report, they give it a reference number.
  • Receipt confirmation will be sent to you. This will be within 5 working days from the first working day after it was received.

Step 5

  • The concern will be reviewed. A decision will be made about how to proceed with it.

Step 6

  • You will be told in writing if the matter will be investigated as a whistleblowing concern.
  • If so, an investigator will be appointed.
  • You will be told within 15 working days from the first working day the report was received. 
  • If it needs to be dealt with by another council procedure, it will be referred. If so, you will also be told in writing about this.