A PLANNED one-day strike by 80 sewerage maintenance staff at Anglian Water today over working hours has not gone ahead. The workers, members of the GMB union, are upset about the company s demand that they start work at 10am, rather than 8am. The union sa

A PLANNED one-day strike by 80 sewerage maintenance staff at Anglian Water today over working hours has not gone ahead.

The workers, members of the GMB union, are upset about the company's demand that they start work at 10am, rather than 8am. The union says the change could cost workers up to £2,500 a year, a claim the company disputes.

The GMB said industrial action could have impacted on the supply of 'clean water' in the household water supply and on the clearing of sewage and on the safe discharge of sewage into rivers. Anglian Water denied it would have had any effect.

A company spokesman said today: "We are pleased that it is called off and await further developments. We believe the union is re-assessing its position.