Civil servants are holding a national public sector strike over pay next week after voting to support industrial action on 1oth July.
Local government workers and teachers have announced support for the strike, which is expected to be the biggest walkout over pay and pensions faced by the government since it came to office.
Regarding our area, Blaby District Council say they will make every effort to maintain services during the strike, although some delays may be experienced.
The Council will be offering a full refuse and recycling collection and offices will be open as normal on the day.
Residents who live in Braunstone Town, Thorpe Astley and parts of Leicester Forest East who usually have a refuse or recycling collection on this day are asked to put their bins out as normal – by 07.00am and the Council will endeavour to collect them.
Due to the disruption it may mean that bins might be emptied at a slightly different time than normal. Bins that have not been emptied by 5.00pm should be taken back in and residents should then check the Council’s website www.blaby.gov.uk for up to date collection information.
The Council’s message to residents is “…be patient and refrain from contacting the Council until the following day (Friday) if you do not receive a collection”.
The Council’s main offices on Desford Road, Narborough, will be open to the public as usual from 08.45 to 5.15pm. All information points will be staffed. Residents may experience some small delays, however every effort will be made to maintain normal customer service levels.
Customers can access a range of services online at www.blaby.gov.uk or can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Unions say pay freezes and below-inflation pay rises have reduced local government workers’ pay by 20% since the coalition government came to power in 2010.