Worksop: Unison strikes to cause disruptions in Bassetlaw

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Disruptions to council services in Bassetlaw are expected next week because of an industrial strike.

The strikes, which are happening across the country are due to take place on Tuesday 14th October.

Bassetlaw District Council has announced some of their services including bin collections and street cleaning, will be disrupted.

The strikes have been called by Unison who claim the Governments proposed pay offers do not meet their members’ needs.

The unions are calling the government to reconsider their current pay proposals.

All council buildings in Bassetlaw will be closed Tuesday and cemeteries will be open as normal.

Residents are being advised to put their wheelie bins out because normal services may still operate if a deal can be agreed before the proposed strike date.

Households who miss a collection on the 14th October because of the strike will have their rubbish collected over the course of the week and are advised to leave their bin out for collection.

A statement which has been released by Unison said: “UNISON pushed hard for the Local Government Association (LGA) to recognise the importance of an improved offer for our members, and the response was fairly positive, though no further proposals were tabled.”

“UNISON understands that our call for improved proposals was not rejected and that further discussions are now taking place between LGA political group leaders.”

“We are awaiting the outcome of those discussions and will obviously let members know as soon as there any developments - positive or otherwise. But at the moment, the local government and school workers strike is still going ahead on 14 October.”

Bassetlaw District Council has said they will do everything they can to minimise disruption.