Bins remain uncollected and rubbish is piling up on the streets as workers are still refusing to go to work.

Staff at Brighton and Hove City Council’s Cityclean depot yesterday did not leave the canteen due to a pay dispute.

This morning, workers remained at the depot leaving bins uncollected, communal containers full and streets unswept.

With councillors attending a planned meeting in Brighton Town Hall this afternoon, dozens of workers descended on the building in Bartholomews, Brighton, to protest.

Among the chanting aimed at council leader Jason Kitcat was"Kitcat out".

Mark Turner, of the GMB union, said: "I spoke to the workers this morning and nothing has changed.

"They are as angry, if not angrier than they were yesterday. A night's sleep has not changed that."

A statement on the council website said: “Our refuse, recycling and street cleansing crews have not gone out to work yet.

“There was no refuse recycling or street cleansing service yesterday as a result of unofficial industrial action by our workforce in relation discussions on pay and allowances.

“This morning our crews have not gone out to work yet and we do not know whether the service will be operating later today.”

It comes after the council revealed the final offer after months of negotiations on how it would revamp its system of allowances and expenses to its workers.

The majority of the council’s 8,000-strong workforce will not lose out.

But union representatives claim that refuse and recycling staff could see their pay reduced by up to £4,000.

This morming Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas and Green councillor Mike Jones visited staff at the depot to talk about the issue.

This is despite members of the council's Green minority administration voting to hand over pay talks to unelected officers in January.

Penny Thompson, the council's chief executive, said: “These proposals will have little impact on most of the work force and will mean positive changes for the majority of staff affected.

“For those who will see a loss we have ensured that compensation will be provided.

“The negotiations have never been about making savings.”