Gritters hope talks will avert further strike in Carmarthenshire

Gritters in Carmarthenshire are set to begin further industrial action from midnight tonight (Monday January 17) with talks with the local authority due to begin tomorrow (Tuesday January 18).

UNISON, along with GMB and Unite, held two days of strike action earlier this month.

Talks between union representatives and Carmarthenshire Council will take place tomorrow in the hope of finding a solution.

UNISON branch secretary Mark Evans said: “This offer of talks (if the council is prepared to change its position) shows that two days of action has more effect on the council than two years of negotiations.

“We welcome that the council is now prepared to talk but we have asked for reassurances that it is serious about finding a positive solution for our members i.e., adhering to the winter gritting collective agreement and we have called for the council’s Cabinet member for Environmental Services to be present.”