ALMOST 100 striking staff came up with an unusual way of making their point to Sheffield Council bosses.
The craftsmen are protesting after being left out of a review of pay and grading across the authority which has seen other workers’ wages rise.
Some unskilled labourers now earn as much as £4,000 a year more than the craftsmen, who have undertaken college courses and apprenticeships to learn their jobs.
During their one-day walkout, the members of GMB and Unite trade unions headed up to the Town Hall with the usual flags - and a toilet seat.
Mark Keeling, convenor for the Unite union, said: “We chose to hand in the toilet seat to let council officials know just how the workers feel about the issue. They really are getting a bum deal.”
Sheffield Council said the craftsmen were left out of the pay review because their unions decline to participate.