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#886284 - 8th Jul 2014 10:56pm ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM #J10
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Public sector strike action- for information purposes.

Strike action by public sector employees around the country on Thursday 10th July 2014 will have a significant impact on the delivery of Council services.

Services for the public such as children’s centres, nurseries, libraries, leisure centres, One Stop Shops, day centres and schools are among those that will be affected. The strike action is part of a national dispute which includes other public services as well as local councils.

The Council has asked for a number of employees to be granted exemptions from strike action to provide an emergency response and maintain those services considered critical for public safety. However, members of the public are advised that the majority of services will not be operating in the usual manner.

Services delivered on the Council’s behalf by private contractors - such as bin collections and highway maintenance - are NOT expected to be affected by the strike action.

As of 10am on Tuesday 8th July 2014, this is an overview of the impact anticipated for Wirral (this is subject to change):

Schools

While a large number of local education authority schools are closed on Thursday, others are partially or fully open. The latest list is available below, however parents are advised to check with the school before Thursday in case of any change.

Many of the schools which will close to pupils may still be open to non-striking staff.

Children’s Centres / Nurseries

All Wirral Children’s Centres will be closed, including their associated nurseries, with the exception of private-run nurseries:

Jack and Gill’s at Seacombe Children’s Centre and
Bluebells at Bromborough Children’s Centre
Day Centres

All day centres run by Wirral’s Adult Social Services department will be closed
Parks, leisure and cemeteries

Floral Pavilion Theatre and Conference centre – the café and public toilets will be open but the Box Office will be closed
All Wirral libraries will be closed
All Wirral leisure centres will be closed
Williamson Art Gallery and Museum and The Priory will be closed
Parks – visitor centres at Wirral Country Park and Birkenhead Park will be closed and any Ranger-led events will be cancelled.
Landican Cemetery and Crematorium – no funeral services are scheduled for Thursday. Gates to the cemetery will be open but no staff will be on site.
Customer Services

All Wirral One Stop Shops will be closed
Other key details

Staff who do not wish to strike will be asked to attend an alternative place of work if their regular place of work is closed
While a number of Council buildings will be open to enable staff to work, they will not be open to the public.
Bin collections will take place as scheduled so people should leave the relevant bin out on Thursday if that is their scheduled collection day
Highway maintenance services will be unaffected by strike action
The Council has asked for a number of employees to be granted exemptions from strike action in order to provide an emergency response and maintain services considered critical for public safety, but their work will be strictly prioritised. Please only contact the Council on Thursday if it is an emergency.
The latest list of local authority schools affected is as follows:

Local Authority Schools

Open

Barnston Primary School
Brackenwood Infant School
Church Drive Primary School
Foxfield School
Gayton Primary School
Greasby Infant School
Greasby Junior School
Heswall St Peter's CofE Primary School
Holy Spirit Catholic and Church of England Primary School
Irby Primary School
Ladymount Catholic Primary School
Moreton Christ Church CofE Primary School
Overchurch Junior School
Oxton St Saviour's CofE Aided Primary School
Pensby High School for Boys: A Specialist Sports College
Pensby High School for Girls
Pensby Primary School
Portland Primary School
Ridgeway High School
Riverside Primary School
Somerville Primary School
St Anne's Catholic Primary School
St John's Catholic Infant School
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Upton
St Werburgh's Catholic Primary School
Thornton Hough Primary School
Thurstaston Dawpool CofE Primary School
West Kirby Primary School
Woodchurch CofE Primary School
Partially open

Birkenhead Christ Church CofE Primary School
Black Horse Hill Infant School
Black Horse Hill Junior School
Brackenwood Junior School
Brookdale Primary School
Brookhurst Primary School
Castleway Primary School
Cathcart Street Primary School
Eastway Primary School
Great Meols Primary School
Greenleas Primary School
Grove Street Primary School
Heswall Primary School
Higher Bebington Junior School
Lingham Primary School
Raeburn Primary School
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School
South Wirral High School
St George's Primary School
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Wallasey
St Mary's Catholic College
The Mosslands School
Thingwall Primary School
Townfield Primary School
Wallasey School
West Kirby St Bridget's CofE Primary School
Closed

Bebington High Sports College
Bedford Drive Primary School
Bidston Avenue Primary School
Bidston Village CofE (Controlled) Primary School
Brentwood Nursery School
Christ The King Catholic Primary School
Clare Mount Specialist Sports College
Devonshire Park Primary School
Egremont Primary School
Elleray Park School
Fender Primary School
Ganney's Meadow Early Years Centre
Gilbrook School
Hayfield School
Heygarth Primary School
Hillside Primary School
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School
Hoylake Holy Trinity CofE Primary School
Kilgarth School
Kingsway Primary School
Leasowe Early Years and Adult Learning Centre
Leasowe Primary School
Liscard Primary School
Manor Primary School
Meadowside School
Mendell Primary School
Mersey Park Primary School
Millfields Church of England (Controlled) Primary School
Mount Primary School
New Brighton Primary School
Orrets Meadow School
Our Lady and St Edward's Catholic Primary School
Overchurch Infant School
Park Primary School
Poulton Lancelyn Primary School
Prenton Primary School
Rock Ferry Primary School
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
Sandbrook Primary School
St Alban's Catholic Primary School
St Andrew's CofE Aided Primary School
St John's Catholic Junior School
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Birkenhead
St Michael and All Angels Catholic Primary School
St Paul's Catholic Primary School
St Peter's Catholic Primary School
Stanley School
Stanton Road Primary School
The Lyndale School
The Observatory School
The Priory Parish CofE Primary School
Town Lane Infant School
Wasp
Well Lane Primary School
Woodchurch Road Primary School
Woodlands Primary School
Woodslee Primary School
Academies

St Anselms - Open
Oldershaw - Open
Wirral Grammar Girls - Open
Wirral Grammar Boys - Open
Upton Hall - Open
Woodchurch High - Open
St John Plessington - Open
Calday - Open
University Academy Birkenhead – Closed
West Kirby Grammar - Partially Open
Weatherhead - Partially Open
Prenton High - Partially Open
Hilbre High - Partially Open
Our Lady of Pity - Partially Open


Edited by RUDEBOX (8th Jul 2014 10:58pm)
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#886386 - 9th Jul 2014 6:07pm Re: ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM #J10 [Re: RUDEBOX]
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I do hope the teachers are fined for missing days off school, like the parents do...

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#886504 - 9th Jul 2014 9:37pm Re: ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM #J10 [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Birkenhead High School Academy also closed.

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#886629 - 10th Jul 2014 4:54pm Re: ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM #J10 [Re: RUDEBOX]
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