GMB Union has today [Tuesday 20 June] announced dates for refuse strikes at Blaby District Council.
Over fifty refuse and grounds maintenance workers will down tools for four days, on Wednesday, 28 June and Wednesday 5, 12 and 19 July.
The strike comes in the wake of a dispute on pay with the council, which saw staff advised to use food banks if unable to pay their bills.
Dave Warwick, GMB Organiser, said:
"Strike action is always a last resort, but our members are tired of being ignored by council top brass.
"The council has failed to follow up on commitments, failed to offer negotiations and failed to get an offer on the table.
"Our members face the deepest cost of living crisis in a generation; all they are asking for is a pay packet that lets them raise a family and pay the bills.
"Instead of spending taxpayer's money on expensive solicitors to challenge their workforce, the council should urgently get around the table with an offer before it's too late."