A number of trade unions representing public sector workers are planning a nationwide strike on Wednesday 30 November in a dispute over pension changes.
Manchester residents are being advised by the City Council that while essential services to vulnerable people will be maintained, there will be a significant impact on many services if the strike goes ahead.
There are expected to be widespread school closures as a result of the strike action. Parents will be notified of any closure by their children's schools but if in doubt they are urged to check directly.
Sure Start Chidren's Centres providing council-run daycare will be closed with the exception of Gorton South Sure Start Children's Centre. Daycare will be available at 19 Sure Start Children's Centres where daycare is provided by non-council operators (see list at www.manchester.gov.uk/industrialaction).
The City Council has been working closely with waste collection contractor Enterprise Manchester to make sure any disruption caused by the strike is kept to a minimum. Residents with a Wednesday collection are being asked to put their bins out as usual. If any are not collected, the advice is to take them back in and put them out again on Saturday 3 December for emptying.
The Town Hall and the Council's Customer Service Centre at First Street will be closed to the public during the industrial action and residents wishing to use other council-run facilities, such as libraries, are advised to check they are open before setting off.
Leisure Centres and markets will be unaffected by the action.
Updates about the impact of the strike on services will be published on the council's website at www.manchester.gov.uk/industrialaction
The Trades Union Congress has organised a demonstration march in the city on the day of the strike, which has been agreed with Greater Manchester Police. To accommodate this some of the roads in the city centre are likely to be closed for the duration of the march.
The march sets off from Liverpool Road at around 11.30am before proceeding along Deansgate, John Dalton Street, Portland Street and along Oxford Road to Whitworth Park.
The following roads will be affected or subject to rolling closures between 10am - 2pm on 30 November.
Portland Street (from Princess Street to Oxford Street)
Deansgate (from Blackfriars and Bridge Street)
John Dalton Street (from Deansgate to Cross Street)
Princess Street (from Cross Street to Portland Street)
Oxford Street (Whitworth Street West to Hall Street)
Lower Mosley Street
Great Bridgewater Street/Chepstow Street (from Albion Street to Oxford Street)
Deansgate (from Whitworth Street West to John Dalton Street)
Oxford Road between Whitworth Street West and Denmark Road
Roads will be reopened as soon as possible after the event once the route has been cleaned.
For information on any impact of the industrial action on public transport visit www.tfgm.com