Brighton and Hove refuse workers are set to walk out in a week-long strike over pay and conditions.

More than 95% of GMB members employed by Brighton and Hove City Council have voted in favour of taking industrial action in response to Green Party plans to reduce their take home pay.

GMB has formed a strike committee, which has decided that action will begin with a full week’s strike commencing on June 14.

Further dates of action will be announced in due course.

Mark Turner, branch secretary at the GMB in Hove, said: “We are not surprised at the result. We urge the council to come back not with words and fluffy lines but with proposals. There are other staff that want to join the action voted on today by CityClean staff and the council has to realise that workers are angry. We always regret this type of action but it is the result of dogmatic leadership at the council.”

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