Eastbourne Borough Council has been accused of being ‘misleading’ as the bin strike continues.

Here is the GMB: “All our drivers want is the going rate for HGV drivers – so they can make ends meet in an expensive part of the country.

“For the council to offer well below that shows they’re not serious about their workers and not serious about preventing disruption to 50,000 Eastbourne residents.

“For them to issue a misleading statement before their drivers have had time to vote on it shows a distinct lack of respect.

The last thing these drivers want to do is strike – and they are so sorry about the impact this will have on the people of Eastbourne – but the barbaric working conditions they suffer leave them with no choice.”