Workers at Doncaster council are to ballot on whether to accept or reject a 4 percent pay cut.
Unison branch secretary Jim Board said the union is recommending that workers vote for rejection.
“These plans mean a large number of our members are going to suffer a severe pay cut on top of an already falling standard of living,” he told Socialist Worker.
“If they reject it and the council goes ahead, there will be a very real threat of industrial action.”
The pay cut would slash millions of pounds from the council’s payroll of 7,000 workers. It would also cut overtime and long service pay.
Doncaster’s chief executive Jo Miller admits that the plan is “a lot of pain” for workers.