Services continue despite industrial action

By on 19/09/2011 in News

The majority of services at Birmingham City Council remained operational on Wednesday (21st September) despite the one-day industrial action planned by UNISON.

Final figures at the end of the day confirmed a total of 1084 employees had taken part in the industrial action, out of a total of 21,288 non-school staff. 

Public facing services which remained open/operational included:

-          BCC Contact centre

-          Benefits service

-          Bull Ring and Wholesale Markets

-          Careline

-          Central Library (Lending library, Children's and Business Insight Centre)

-          Community museums

-          Parks and visitor centers

-          Planning enquiries contact centre and reception

-          Register Office

-          Refuse and recycling collections

-          School  crossing patrols

-          Trading standards and public health

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

Commenting on the UNISON action, Cllr Alan Rudge, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Human Resources  said: 

“Industrial action is always regrettable and disappointing but we have contingency plans in place for such outcomes – and they were proven to be effective as recently as this summer when the vast majority of city council services operated as usual when a similar one day strike was staged.”

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