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Strike action - July 10, 2014

July 11 - Update

Due to the national strike action there were no recycling collections on July 10, 50 per cent of green waste collections and 70 per cent of refuse collections. 

We are working to recover any missed collections and expect green waste and refuse to be recovered this weekend. We will also be recovering recyclable waste next week (week commencing July 14) and would ask residents place their recycling back at the curbside on Monday. 


July 10 - Statement

Councillor Rachel Harris, cabinet member responsible for human resources, said:

“We enjoy good employment relations in Dudley and are aware that some staff will choose to take part in the national strike on July 10.

“The council has been in negotiations with unions in relation to possible exemptions from the strike to ensure essential services continue to operate, however some services may be affected.

“Following strike action today we anticipate that not all collections will take place as usual. The council is working to recover uncollected waste as soon as possible and ask residents to leave refuse, green waste and recycling at the kerbside.

“Anyone planning a visit to council leisure centres, libraries, archives, museums, halls and adult learning centres should check with the venue before setting out.

“Residential services for children and vulnerable adults will continue to run. An emergency social work service will also be provided.

“Council legal staff appearing in court cases, bereavement services, registration and celebratory services are also exempt.”


The following schools have notified the council that they will be closed due to national strike action on July 10. Note, this is not a definitive list due to the nature of industrial action: 

Blowers Green Primary School

Bromley Hills Primary School

Brook Primary School

Christ Church CofE Primary School

Cotwall End Primary School

Foxyards Primary School

Leasowes Community College

Netherton CofE Primary School

Newfield Park Primary School

Northfield Road Primary School

Priory Primary School

Queen Victoria Primary School

Red Hall Primary School

Ridgewood High School

Rosewood Shool

Sledmere Primary School

St Marys CofE Primary School

St Marys RC Primary School

Straits Primary School

Tenterfields Primary School

The Brier School

The CofE School of St Edmund and St John

The Coseley School

The Dormston School

The Hillcrest School and Community College

The Summerhill School

The Woodsetton School

Woodside Community School

Wrens Nest Primary School

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