Dennis Reed, deputy head of local government at Unison, said on the programme the unions would now consult with members over what to do next. But members are angry about the two-stage pay deal put forward by the employers, he said.
'We're being asked to agree for next July a 2 % increase to take us until April 1996. Nobody will know what the rate of inflation is at that time next year', Mr Reed said.
'Our members are not prepared to pick up that sort of pig in a poke deal'.
'I'm sure we could reach agreement provided the employers stopped being inflexible over this part of the deal', Mr Reed said.