SERVICES across Kirklees Council could be hit when hundreds of staff go on strike.
Trade union Unison yesterday announced that 435 of its members will take industrial action later this month against compulsory redundancies.
The admin staff voted overwhelmingly to strike “in defence of jobs, services and pay”.
Some 134 of the Business Support Services employees voted for industrial action with 57 against – a 45% turnout.
The workers will stage a one-day strike later this month with the possibility of a three-day stoppage later on.
Kirklees Unison branch secretary Paul Holmes said: “The members haven’t decided to take this action lightly. They are the type of employee who are the bedrock of the council.
“They should be treated fairly and consistently by their employer.
“We want to negotiate – but only in line with our agreements with the council.”
Some 92% of staff who will strike are female and 33% are part-time workers.
Mr Holmes said: “These are the very same groups of people who have been worst hit by the Government’s pro-business agenda over the last two years.