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Festive refuse dispute resolved
A dispute between refuse workers and a council over festive rubbish collections has been resolved.

The workers have agreed to accept Sandwell Council's offer of a 900 per week payment for the two-week period following Christmas.

Unions had wanted more money but, following a secret ballot, accepted the council offer.

A council spokesman said he was pleased Sandwell would have a higher level of service over the holidays.

The refuse collectors normally earn between 360 and 420 per week.




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