TALKS to avoid another council workers’ strike are planned.
The Local Government Association and the Unison union will begin talks over a pay dispute.
This month thousands of council workers, including bin men, carers and teaching assistants, staged a 48-hour stoppage in protest at a 2.45% pay offer.
Kirklees Unison branch secretary Paul Holmes said: “We welcome the talks, but it is unfortunate that the employers waited until immediately after the strike before asking for negotiations.”
He added that plans for further strikes would continue.
Mr Holmes said: “Our members believe the employers have to be serious about these talks.
“While they take place our branches will discuss what industrial action they are prepared to take after the school holidays.
“This dispute will not go away unless the employers make a serious offer.”