Glasgow & West Scotland

Public sector strike action hits Glasgow and the west

Strike action by about 300,000 public sector workers in Scotland over pension changes has had a major impact on services across the west of Scotland.

Schools are closed in Glasgow and 11 other council areas. Thousands of non-urgent hospital appointments and operations have also been cancelled.

Glasgow and Prestwick Airports are operating as normal, though both advise that passengers may experience delays.

The industrial action has completely closed Glasgow's Subway system.

Scotland's largest local authority, Glasgow City Council, said all schools, nurseries and early year centres would be closed on Wednesday.

Libraries closed

Schools are also closed in Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire.

A number of other services across these authority areas - including bin collections, council tax payment, libraries, leisure centres and museums - are also either closed or severely disrupted.

Court services in the west of Scotland have also been disrupted.

The area's three health authorities - NHS Ayrshire and Arran, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Lanarkshire - have cancelled thousands of hospital appointments and non-emergency operations.

The main transport networks are running, but some services are being disrupted by the fallout from Tuesday's heavy rainfall and flooding.

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