Strike ‘likely to affect most services’ in Argyll and Bute

ARGYLL and Bute Council has warned that most of its services are likely to be closed or run at a much reduced level during the national day of public sector strike action on Wednesday, November 30.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the council said it was “making every effort” to minimise the effect of the strike, but that the majority of council services were likely to be affected.

Council leader Dick Walsh said parents would be informed early next week whether their child’s school will be closed, though he promised that any school which could “operate viably” would remain open.

The council’s contact centre will operate in a limited capacity, but members of the public might find that many council telephone lines are unanswered.

Councillor Walsh added: “Unfortunately some inconvenience for our service users will be unavoidable, but I would ask for people’s understanding and co-operation across Argyll and Bute during the course of the day.”

More information closer to the day on the websites of The Buteman and the council.