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Date: 18 Mar 2022
Belfast City Council has warned of some disruption to its services as a result of a seven-day strike by Unite the Union next week (Monday 21 to Sunday 27 March), impacting on local government services across Northern Ireland, as well as in England and Wales.
The majority of services are expected to operate as normal, or with minimal disruption, but it is likely the industrial action will have an impact on some waste collection and street cleansing routes, as well as other frontline services and council venues.
The council is working hard to minimise the impact on residents and businesses and will provide regular updates throughout the week via our website - www.belfastcity.gov.uk/strike – and social media channels.
All burial and cremation services will continue to operate as normal throughout the week. Death registrations will also take place as normal.
The industrial action, which is taking place across NI councils and other public sector organisations, is in relation to NJC pay, which is negotiated nationally for England, Wales and Northern Ireland by the National Employers for Local Government Services.
Belfast City Council then implements the outcome of these negotiations.
Residents are encouraged to keep updated on the latest info, via our website and social media channels.