Schools, nurseries and library services across London have been affected by a public sector strike taking place today.
In Hillingdon, Unison representative Colin Britnell was joined by public sector workers outside Uxbridge Civic Centre in the High Street today, Thursday, June 10, as part of a walk-out over pensions and pay.
Of those at the picket line, most were staff from the Civic Centre as well as staff from nurseries across the borough, although Hillingdon Council confirmed 97% of its staff did not take part in the walk-out.
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Other trade unions joining Unison on strike today include GMB, Unite, National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in a dispute with the Government over a freeze on pay packets, below inflation pay rises and pension conditions.
Hillingdon Council said it expected most council services to be running as normal but acknowledged some schools and day centres would be affected.
A spokesperson said: “We will assess the impact of strike action throughout the day to ensure any disruption to council services is kept to a minimum.”
Several borough schools whose teachers are NUT members have partially closed for certain years today but parents were notified in advance of the strike action.
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