SHOPPERS have been warned that a popular Huddersfield market will be closed this week.
Kirklees Council confirmed that Queensgate Market will be shut tomorrow and Thursday.
The council-owned market will be affected by the two-day strike by members of the union Unison.
A Kirklees spokesman said: “Queensgate Market Hall will be closed during the industrial action.”
Thousands of Unison members, including binmen, teaching assistants and home carers, will strike this week. Last month members in England, Northern Ireland and Wales voted to walk out over a 2.45% pay offer.
And householders have been told there will be no bin collections during the strike.
The council spokesman said: “Householders affected are advised to put their bins out for emptying on the next scheduled collection date for their bins. This applies to all grey bins, green bins, and those on liner collection services.
“Glass collections missed will also be collected at the next scheduled date.”
The spokesman added: “If householders have serious problems with excess waste from grey bins the council will try and make arrangements to help them.
That will be for excess waste only – bins themselves will not be emptied until their next collection date. People facing severe difficulties should ring 01484 414 700.”
The household waste and recycling centres at Vine Street in Huddersfield, Nab Lane in Birstall, Bromley Farm in Upper Cumberworth, Weaving Lane in Dewsbury and Bent Ley Road in Meltham will be open as normal on the strike days.
Services across Calderdale will also be affected by the stoppage. Elland Library will be closed on both days while Rastrick Library will be closed tomorrow and open on Thursday.
The libraries in Brighouse, Greetland and Hipperholme will be open as normal on both days.
Meanwhile, thousands of other workers will be on strike in the next week.
The Public and Commercial Services union announced yesterday that driving test examiners will strike tomorrow, while staff at the Valuation Office Agency will take industrial action tomorrow and on Thursday.
Home Office and Land Registry workers will strike for part of Friday, coastguards will launch a 48-hour stoppage on Friday while employees at the Identity and Passport Service will strike for 72 hours from July 23.