HUNDREDS of Kirklees Council workers will strike on Wednesday.
Some 435 admin staff will take industrial action in protest at proposed compulsory redundancies and pay cuts.
The back office employees will strike for 24 hours on Wednesday – with a further three-day stoppage possible after that.
Kirklees Unison branch secretary Paul Holmes said: “It is a sad situation for a leading employer like the council, who should be committed to equality, to seek to make redundancies and cut pay in a section that is 92% female and 33% part-time.
“Ordinary people’s lives are being attacked to pay back the banks. For all ordinary working people there is a fine line between getting by and not getting by.
“In the current financial situation how can our members be expected to take cuts in pay of more than £50 per week to pay for millionaires’ wages and bankers’ bonuses?
“These clear attacks on working people have to stop. They won’t be stopped by fine words but by action by ordinary working people and their representatives.
“We urge the council to see sense and end this dispute.”