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Birmingham residents who are expecting rubbish to be collected today have been told it may not be picked up until the weekend ahead of the public sector strikes.
Members of the GMB, Unison, Unite and NUT unions are walking out, meaning many schools will close and council services will come to a halt today.
Birmingham City Council said: Residents who are due to have a rubbish, recycling or green waste recycling collection on Thursday are asked to put their bin, sacks or boxes out for collection as usual.
"If these have not been collected by the end of the day, please leave the rubbish and recycling out for collection – which will be collected during the weekend, so there is no need for residents to report a missed collection as this will not result in a quicker service."
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the strike action and assure residents we will do our best to collect the waste as soon as we can.”
The Secretary of the NUT in Coventry says teaching needs to be a more appealing profession.
Jane Nellist spoke to ITV News Central ahead of the large-scale strikes which are to take place today.
Public sector workers are to strike today in a row over pay, pensions and workload.
Members of the GMB, Unison, Unite and NUT unions are walking out, meaning many schools will close and council service will come to a halt.
It has been described as one of the biggest days of industrial action since 2011.
Nottinghamshire County Council has been named as the most improved local authority in Britain for tackling homophobic bullying and celebrating difference in their schools.
That's according to a report by an equality charity today. Lincolnshire County Council was named the tenth best local authority.
More than 500 people have attended a meeting to discuss allegations made about a handful of schools in Birmingham.
Ofsted placed five schools into Special Measures after allegations of an attempted takeover by hardline Muslims and the discovery of governance issues.
Speakers said they want to give people clarity, confidence and hope after the Trojan Horse claims and said that links made during investigations between religious devotion and extremism were particularly damaging.
A community meeting's underway in Birmingham to discuss issues with schools implicated in the alleged Trojan Horse plot.
Five schools in the city were placed in special measures earlier this month by Ofsted following allegations of radicalisation. Tonight's meeting has been organised by campaigners who say they want to bring the focus back on the children's education at these schools.