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Region set to be hit by public sector strike action

Published date: 08 July 2014 |
Published by: David Humphreys
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PUBLIC sector workers are finalising plans to strike in a row over pay and pensions.

Workers including council staff, fire officers and teachers will walk out of work across Flintshire, Chester and Wrexham on Thursday as part of a national union event said to be the biggest public sector strike since the 1926 public strike.

Unison, Unite and GMB will stand with their Public and Commercial Serives Union (PCS) colleagues as well as National Union of Teachers (NUT) and Fire Brigades Union (FBU) members.

As a result of the walk out by authority staff, council services will be disrupted in Flintshire.

A limited number of employees will be working during regular working hours of 8.30am to 5pm in County Hall, Mold.

The county’s three Connects centres in Connah’s Quay, Flint and Holywell will be closed.

All waste collections have been suspended for the day. Those expecting black bin collections will receive it a week later on July 17 along with scheduled brown bin, food and recycling.

Household waste recycling centres will be closed and will reopen on Friday. Parents will be notified by head teachers as to whether or not individual schools will be open on the day. A list of schools affected by the strike is also available via the council’s website.

School bus services for vehicles under nine seats will not be in operation but those over will run.

At the time of writing, Buckley Leisure Centre is the only leisure centre set to be closed during the strike action.

All libraries other than those at Holywell, Buckley and Mynydd Isa will be closed to the public.

The mobile and housebound library services will not be operating.

All authority cash offices will be closed.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union are also set to walk out for eight days across England and Wales from Monday, July 14 in a row over pensions.

Firefighters will walk out for two hours every day until Monday, July 21.

For more news from across the region visit newsnorthwales.co.uk

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  1. Posted by: RolandCleth at 13:04 on 08 July 2014 Report

    Always good to see the public sector doing their bit.

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