Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Evening Express: Council services cut to the bone in North East

Aberdeen Evening Express: Second Wave of Council Strikes Causes Chaos

Schools and centres forced to shut doors

By Andrew Whitaker and Neil Evans

Published: 24/09/2008

COUNCIL services were today cut to the bone as a second wave of strike action hit the North-east.

Most schools , community centres and libraries in Aberdeen and Aberdeen were forced to shut their doors as employees protested over their pay packets.

Households now face having to wait up to a week to have rubbish collected.

A total of 103 schools across the region were closed or faced disruption.

Aberdeen City Council was forced to close 30 schools or nurseries, with lesson times axed at a further 14.

Another 39 schools and nurseries were shut in Aberdeenshire Council’s area, with 20 closed or disrupted in Moray

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