TWO more rounds of bin strikes have been confirmed by the Union in charge of Barrow's striking bin workers.

After six days of strikes over the past two weeks the workers have lowered their demands on FCC Environment, the company which runs refuse collection on behalf of Barrow Council.

Workers have been on strike from Wednesday-Friday over the past two weeks.

GMB Union said workers would accept a 2.8 per cent pay rise - they had previously been asking for three per cent - while they have been offered 2.2 per cent.

But FCC Environment has not responded to the renewed attempts at negotiation by GMB, according to regional organiser Michael Hall.

This means that two more rounds of Wednesday to Friday action are being planned from March 30 - April 1 and April 6-8.

Last week, bosses at FCC Environment criticised what they called 'appalling' and 'law breaking' behaviour of striking workers, who they claim had padlocked the depot and prevented trucks from entering and leaving.

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However they have had no complaints about behaviour this week, and say they are committed to 'getting on with the job'.

Barrow residents should continue to put their bins out even on strike days, though service will be affected.

A spokeswoman for FCC Environment said: "FCC Environment confirmed once again that its crews are doing everything possible to collect waste and recycling from residents. We are proud of our team for carrying on despite the tactics the local union representatives are employing.

"And we urge them to reconsider our final and fair offer which still stands."

However, the industrial action has received much public support, both on social media  and from passing vehicles and bystanders on the street.

GMB Union say the pay rise the workers have been offered would amount to a real-terms pay cut after factoring in increased cost of living.

FCC Environment says that their door remains open to 'meaningful' negotiation.

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