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Mayor: It's very bad for business and residents.

WEST Midlands Mayor Andy Street says the bin dispute falls outside his remit - but urges both sides to reach agreement.

"It's a very serious situation, I accept that," he said. "Most importantly, it's extremely bad for the businesses and residents who are not having their rubbish collected.

"It is damaging, yes. You might not like what I'm about to say but we have to leave the solution to this to the city council and to the union.

"That is where the dialogue has to occur. I think both sides are actually very committed to sorting this out.

"If I have any influence, I would say this must be sorted out - for reputational reasons but, most importantly, because of the lives of citizens that must be improved."

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Date:Aug 12, 2017
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