Local authorities are facing the threat of industrial action after announcing that 1.6m council workers Involving mainly road sweepers, council gardeners and other ancillary staff are to have their pay frozen for the third year in a row.
Officials branded the decision a "disgrace" and warned of industrial action if the issue is not taken to an Industrial tribunal.
Council leaders' pay has shot up and councillor's vote themselves higher allowances while the carers, dinner ladies, dustmen, social workers, school support staff and all the other council workers serving their communities will have seen their pay fall in real terms
Union Leader Mick McMoaner stated that from Monday all council staff will down tools and walk out. A council spokesman Mr Hymer Pinstripe from the LGA (Local Government Agency) who wishes to remain anonymous responded that they would have to pick their tools up before they can put them down and he had not seen a council worker pick up a tool for years.