Employees compensated following change to recycling contract

Chief Executive of The Highland Council, Steve Barron said: "The Council is continuing to do all it can to support employees who lost their jobs following the change in contract for the processing of recycled waste.

"All 31 employees affected have been offered compensation payments and the Council understands that 27 of these individuals will be paid in full before this weekend.  Efforts will continue to contact the remaining 4 employees.

"Employees were provided with independent legal advice and PACE information, which offers guidance for those facing redundancy. I understand that a number of those affected have already found alternative employment."

20 Dec 2017