Emergency talks over Brighton bin strike

Brighton and Hove Council is set to hold an emergency meeting as a bin strike started last Monday continues.

It is thought that the piles of uncollected waste around the city are an increasing health hazard.

The GMB union and the Green party majority council held talks that collapsed earlier this week.

The council is reportedly considering appointing the government’s advisory, conciliation and arbitration service or another third party expert to meditate.

The council have alleged the union walked out of a meeting where a “significant” deal had been offered before considering all the details, a claim GMB bosses have rejected.

The GMB have already said a three-day pause to the strike would come into force on 18 October.