|Only 7% Of Council Staff Took Industrial Action
Council leader pays tribute to the council employees
The latest staff returns from all council departments show that overall only 7.1 per cent of employees have chosen to go on strike today.
Only 30 per cent of trade union members who work for the council have answered the call for strike action. The vast majority of trade union members are working as normal.
Apart from schools, all council services are operating as normal. Almost all frontline services to the public are not affected in any way.
Refuse collections are operating as normal as is the borough's street cleaning service, the register office and the housing benefits service. All of Wandsworth's leisure centres are operating normally as are most of the borough's libraries, although the branches at Balham and Southfields will be closing slightly earlier today.
The latest figures show that 41 of the borough's 80 schools are either fully open or partially open. The remaining 39 have closed for the day.
Council leader Ravi Govindia paid tribute to all council employees who are working normally today. He said:
The council's cabinet member for education and children's services, Cllr Kathy Tracey added: