The threat of rats on the streets has passed for now, says GMB.
GMB union have today announced that refuse workers and street cleaning teams across Charnwood Borough have voted to accept a pay offer from service provider Serco.
The news comes after over 90 per cent of GMB members voted for strike action, with strike dates expected to overlap with Loughborough University freshers week.
Around 100 local refuse and street cleaning workers voted to accept a pay offer worth between 8 and 18 per cent for the lowest paid workers.
Jim Clarke, GMB Organiser, said:
“It’s unfortunate that Serco top brass let the situation escalate to this point.
“Our members do heavy, demanding and dirty work. For a company like Serco who recently announced eye watering profits to impose a real terms pay cut on them was wrong from day one.
“Local people know this and are now rightly asking why our local bin collections are done by a company more interested in generating bloated profits than delivering a service to local tax payers”.