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Fresh talks in bin strike dispute

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Talks aimed at averting the action broke down last month

Talks aimed at breaking the deadlock over a strike involving bin collectors in Liverpool will take place next week.

About 600 workers are involved in the industrial action over a pay dispute with employer, Enterprise Liverpool.

Initial talks aimed at resolving the dispute broke down last month, which led to an overtime ban, selective strike action and work-to-rule.

The GMB Union and Enterprise accepted an invitation for discussions with the arbitration service, Acas, on Monday.

The action involves workers in refuse collection, street cleaning, grounds maintenance, highways maintenance and street lighting maintenance.

They are employed by Enterprise Liverpool, a joint partnership with the city council.

Union and Enterprise Liverpool representatives will meet at Acas offices in Speke on Monday afternoon.

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