The region's bracing itself for the largest Public Sector strikes since 2011.
How the public sector strikes could affect you
Public sector workers, including teachers and other school staff, are expected to strike on Thursday 10 July forcing some schools to shut.
Talks to reach a settlement between fire chiefs and unions in Essex have failed.
The conciliation service Acas met with both sides yesterday over threats of strike action over changes to working practices. At the moment the first walk out will take place on Thursday.
Rail services for East Midlands Trains will be affected today because of the first of a series of strikes in a dispute over pensions.
Members of the drivers' union Aslef at East Midlands Trains will walk out for 24 hours.
Further strikes are planned for Thursday May 3 and again on May 8, 10, 15 and 17.
A reduced service will be operating today and on Thursday and there will be replacement bus services in operation on many routes.
The Unite union say they have reached a possible deal with fuel companies who are currently in talks over their pay and conditions.
The union say they are satisfied they have a set of proposals, currently confidential to present to its members - but it does not mean the threat of strike action has been lifted.
The tanker drivers still have to agree with the terms.
Fuel tanker drivers have ruled out a strike at Easter. But it's done little to ease the pressure at the pumps.
Demand for fuel continues to rise causing shortages and long queues at many petrol stations across our region.
On the eve of the Easter break that's causing concern for people trying to get away and the tourism businesses hoping for a much needed boost.