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Council sends out review letters

Letters are being sent out to 13,500 workers at Sheffield City Council asking them to accept a pay deal which will mean a cut in salary for some.

More than 2,000 employees, including street cleaners, gardeners and teaching support staff, could see their wages drop as part of the review.

Talks between council officials and the GMB, Unison and Unite trade unions broke down last month.

All staff should receive their letters within the next week, the council said.

The letters should have been sent two weeks ago but were delayed by a computer error at the council.

The council said it was required to review its pay structure in line with local authorities across the country.

The new pay structure is due to be implemented in April.

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