Public sector strikes cause disruption in Sutton
Schools will be shut today and hospital and council services disrupted as public sector workers go on strike.
Twenty-six schools in Sutton will be closed, and 28 part-closed, while nine will stay open as staff walkout in a row over pensions.
Sutton Council said it was likely refuse collections would be disrupted as bin men join the strike.
The council expects Wallington, Cheam and Carshalton libraries to be closed because of staff shortages.
Sutton library could also be affected between 5pm and 8pm.
The meals on wheels and care services will run as normal.
Children's Centres will open as normal, except the Tweeddale Centre, which will be closed.
No disruption is expected to the reception at the Civic Offices and the council's contact centre.
Some nurses and midwives at St Helier Hopsital are also expected to strike today, but the hospital has said it is fully prepared to continue its work with minimal disruption.
It said some appointments could be cancelled.
Keep up-to-date with the strike at suttonguardian.co.uk.
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