How will the strikes on Wednesday affect Amersham? Read on...
By Bridgy3 | Monday, November 28, 2011, 21:33
Public sector workers across the country are staging a union strike on Wednesday 30th November due to proposed changes to the public sector pension scheme and spending cuts.
The industrial action strike on Wednesday 30th November will affect Amersham school, but not the refuse collection, recycling or street cleaning services, Chiltern District Council confirms.
At least two million workers are expected to walk out, leaving job centres, government offices, courts, the Highway Agency, border control and many other affected organisations and businesses barren for the day.
Last week, the leading teachers unions told Bucks Free Press that there were likely to be a lot of full and part school closures in Amersham and across Bucks due to the number of union members in the region.
Parents are advised to check their employment contracts to determine their rights to take the day off if their child's school is affected. Here is a list of Amersham school closures on Wednesday 30th November:
- Dr Challoners High School, Little Chalfont (closed)
- Woodside Junior School, Amersham (closed)
- Stony Dean School, Amersham (open for yr 7-10 and tutor group 12.11 - closed for yr 11 and the remainder of sixth form)
- Amersham School (closed for years 7, 8, 9 and 11, partial closure for year 10's who must attend their mock examinations - read more here)
- Elangeni School (closed)
- Curzon Church of England Combined School (closed)
For those of us whose rubbish is collected on Wednesdays, the Chiltern District Council has confirmed there will be no disruptions to the refuse, recycling or street cleaning services in Amersham.
What's your opinion on the strike? Are you a public sector worker who's been affected by the spending cuts and proposed pension changes? Post your views below...