Have your say as town prepares for biggest strike in a generation

THOUSANDS of public sector workers in Mansfield and Ashfield are expected to go on strike next Wednesday in their bitter dispute with the Government over pensions.

Classrooms will fall silent when teachers walk out in protest over proposed changes to their pensions, and they are expected to be joined by civil servants, health workers and other members of more than 20 different unions.

It is likely to be the most widespread industrial action in a generation and is set to affect people from all walks of life.

Mansfield District Council managing director Ruth Marlow said she was anticipating disruption to services.

“The best advice we can give to residents is to go about their business and access services as they would do normally,” she said.

“The worst affected services will have to carefully prioritise their workloads which may cause delays and we would ask members of the public to show extra patience during this time.”

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