Schools have been closed, firefighters have been on strike and services at job centres, libraries and courts have all been affected in a day of industrial action by public sector workers.
Union members have been marching in places such as Peterborough, Northampton and Cambridge - however they've been criticised for causing inconvenience and the Government claims some unions didn't have a mandate for the action. Tanya Mercer reports from the west of the ITV Anglia region:
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.