Burnham-On-Sea residents have been reassured that a nationwide strike by council staff on Tuesday March 28th should not cause too much disruption in the town.

The shutdown of public services threatens to leave school dinners off the menu and rubbish uncollected when nine unions hold a strike in protest at changes to council pension schemes.

But the Burnham-On-Sea area should not be badly affected, said Sedgemoor District Council.

Spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “Sedgemoor District Council will be endeavouring to keep services running as normal on Tuesday, the day of action agreed by several unions regarding the on-going pensions dispute with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.”

The strike threatens to disrupt rubbish collection“It is impossible to predict the level of support for the strike, but Sedgemoor District Council will be endeavouring that its key services are delivered as normally as possible.”

Some national newspapers are saying the strike could be the ‘UK’s biggest industrial action since the General Strike of 1926’.

Nine public worker unions voted for the action after talks broke down over plans to scrap a rule allowing workers to retire on a full pension at 60.