National Pension Strike – Council contingencies

By on 28/11/2011 in News

Birmingham City Council has pledged to do all it can to keep as many services as possible operational this Wednesday (30th November) despite a national strike by many public sector trades unions.

While some disruption may be unavoidable, the majority of public facing services are expected to remain open, at least in part, throughout the day.

Refuse and recycling:

If you are due a black bag (refuse) collection please leave your waste out as normal and we will endeavor to collect it  as soon as possible (although it may be later in the day than usual).

If you are due a recycling (paper or multi-materials) collection please DO NOT put this out on Wednesday - instead place it out for collection from 6am on Saturday 3rd December and we will collect it as soon as possible over the weekend.

Schools: As teaching unions are among those taking part in industrial action a significant number of the city's schools may be affected. Any schools not able to open will contact individual parents directly in the usual manner. If you are unsure whether your child's school is affected please contact the school directly on Wednesday morning to double check

Other public facing services expected to remain open/operational include (but are not limited to):

  • BCC Contact centre
  • Bull Ring and Wholesale Markets

For up-to-date information on specific services go to

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