News In Brief: Bin strikes called off by GMB union

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BIN strikes due to hit Sheffield from next week have been called off formally, after trade union GMB agreed officially to suspend the action.

Union members are still to vote on a new pay offer from employer Veolia in a postal ballot, but in the meantime three strike days planned for April 13, 20 and 27 have been cancelled.

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