T&G regional industrial organiser Bob Middleton said: 'This is a last resort move by very worried workers. Our members do not wish to take strike action but have been forced to do so because the council are not prepared to change their mind about contracting out these essential services.
The T&G will have picket lines outside the council work places and will be asking T&G members not involved in the dispute and members of other unions not to cross the picket lines. The T&G has been campaigning nationally to keep services public.
A spokeswoman for the council said today:
'Slough BC is committed to keeping the streets clean for the people who live and work in the town. Measures will be taken by the council to ensure that the town is kept clean if the strike goes ahead.'