latest: Schools in Burnham-On-Sea area hit by pensions strike
at several schools in the Burnham-On-Sea area joined
a nationwide strike to protest about changes to their pensions
today (Wednesday, November 30th).
Burnham Infants School, Highbridge's Churchfield School and East
Huntspill Primary School were closed. And Highbridge's King Alfred
School was also closed to pupils in years 7-11 for the day.
Meanwhile, emergency 999 calls will still be answered during
the strike, but South Western Ambulance Service has urged people
to only call if absolutely necessary since some of its staff will
Unions voted in favour of the strike earlier this month after
rejecting the Governments pension reforms which are set
to raise the retirement age and workers' contribution levels.