Binmen in Birmingham have voted to accept the latest offer from the city council resolving a lengthy contract and pay dispute, the GMB union said.

Discussions about the deal had been taking place on Thursday in the dispute which started about nine months ago.

Binmen held a strike on 20 December and had been working to rule for several weeks over a pay row which unions said would see them lose £4,000 per year.

The council said it was “delighted” issue had been resolved.

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