UPDATE: Four schools to close and refuse collection services disrupted due to Thursday's strike action


Staff reporter (Rhyl Journal)

FOUR schools are set to close on Thursday due to strikes by public sector workers.

Council bosses have said Bodnant Community School and Ysgol y Llys in Prestatyn and Rhyl schools Ysgol Llywelyn and Ysgol Tir Morfa will not open.

Ysgol y Faenol in Bodelwyddan and Ysgol Hiraddug, Dyserth will both open partially.

Refuse collections on  July 10 will be reduced due to the industrial action.

The Council will be focussing on collecting recycling and food waste.

If bins are not emptied on Thursday, residents are asked to leave them out and they will be picked up as soon as possible.

All main council buildings accessible to the public will be open.
Carers, social workers, refuse collectors, street cleaners and teaching assistants will be among tens of thousands of local council and school support workers in Wales set to strike on 10 July as part of a UK wide action over pay.

Dominic MacAskill, UNISON Wales head of Local Government, said: “The Con-Dem Government has had local government pay and conditions squarely in its sights since 2010.

“Many council workers in Wales have been left struggling to get by, with some relying on foodbanks, second jobs and in-work benefits to make ends meet.

“In work poverty and the cost of living crisis is a real and pressing issue for a growing number of our members.

“This year’s offer would result in a cumulative real-term cut of almost 20 per cent for more than one million local government and school workers.”

For the latest news on school closures visit www.denbighshire.gov.uk.

North Wales Fire and Rescue service has urged people to take extra care ahead of Wednesday's strike from 10am to 7pm.

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