Posted: Tue 8th Jul 2014

Thursdays Public sector workers’ strike closes schools and disrupts key services in Flintshire

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jul 8th, 2014

Many services provided by Flintshire County Council will be hit hard by this Thursday’s planned industrial action by public sector workers. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Large number of services will be disrupted this Thursday (10 July) due to a national day of strike action by all of the major public sector trade unions, including one of the main unions representing teachers. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Some schools will be closed in Flintshire as a result of the strikes and the counties Firefighters will also join the ‘mass day of action’ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

They will join the strike action at 10am and return at 7pm on Thursday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Picture: Wrexham.com

Picture: Wrexham.com

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Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The FBU has wanted to settle our dispute for a long time, but the government at Westminster is simply not listening. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We are therefore proud to take strike action alongside our colleagues in other unions on 10 July. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The fact that this government has united so many workers to take strike action against them is a testament to the failure of their policies ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The National Union of teachers, who’s members will be taking action are demanding the Government remove ‘excessive workloads, pointless bureaucracy,and end performance related pay’ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

So far thirty schools in Flintshire will be effected by the industrial action. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Deeside Schools confirmed closed so far: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Brookfield Primary. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Broughton Primary ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Bryn Deva. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Saltney Wood. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Saltney St Anthony’s ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Sandycroft Primamry ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

St Elthelwolds (Class 3 only will be closed) ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Wepre Primary. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Hawarden Primary. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Hawrden Village Church ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Queensferry Primary. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Shotton infants. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

John Summers High School. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Connahs Quay High School. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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A full list of all Flinthsire School closures can be found here: flintshire.gov.uk ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Schools transport services will be partially disrupted, bus services for vehicles over 9 seats will run as normal on the day to those Primary and Secondary schools which will remain open however, all Licensed taxi and minibus services under 9 seats will not run, this includes taxi connections to main collection points along routes, parents will need to make alternative arrangements where possible ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

There will be a limit number of staff working at County Hall Mold dealing with emergencies only. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

While Flintshire connects services in Connah’s Quay and Holtywell will be closed, Flint will be closed for council services. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Refuse collections will be hit, with any collections due on the Thursday being rescheduled for the following week, if your expecting your black bin emptied on Thursday,the council say it will be emptied on the following Thursday along with brown bins, recycling parks will also be closed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Deeside leisure centre is expected to be open as normal, as will Connah’s Quay sports centre, the swimming pool will remain open however, the learner pool will be closed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Queensferry Library will be closed – a full list of all council services effected can be be found here  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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