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Flags still banned but concession for hats

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Ealing bin collectors who can't fly the flag during the World Cup can wear hats instead.

May Gurney - which operates the licence for Ealing Council, had told refuse workers flags would be removed for 'health and safety reasons' and 'inconsistency of the corporate identity'.

The news has caused a public outcry and many people - including Ealing North Labour MP Stephen Pound - say the decision is 'bonkers'.

We have just received the following statement from the company: "World Cup and following discussions with the GMB Union, May Gurney is allowing staff to wear baseball caps during the tournament. 

"The GMB have offered the same advice to other waste management and environmental services."


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June 3, 2010