SCHOOLS and vital council services could be brought to a standstill next week when a public sector strike grips the borough.
Council workers nationwide will walk out next Wednesday and Thursday in a protest by Unison, which is demanding better pay for its members.
As a result, an estimated 3,000 of Halton Borough Council’s 4,740-strong workforce will down tools for the two days.
A council spokesman confirmed that some schools and services will be closed due to the strikes.
Services affected include social workers, housing benefit workers, rent collectors, librarians, refuse collectors, dinner ladies, teaching assistants, cooks, cleaners, architects and surveyors.