Train passengers in Cumbria are facing further disruption due to industrial action.
The RMT union will stage a 24 hour walkout on the 30th of May in a dispute over Northern's plans to change the role of train guards.
Staff at further education colleges in southern Scotland are on strike again today in a dispute over pay.
Members of the E-I-S union say they haven't received an agreed pay rise.
Classes at Borders College and Dumfries and Galloway College are expected to be affected.
Staff at the University of Cumbria are walking out today as part of a wave of nationwide strike action in a row over pay and conditions.
The dispute comes after a pay rise offer of just over one per cent from the university's governing body.
According to the university, the strike will not affect exams during the one-day walkout.
A number of junior doctors in Cumbria are taking part in a national 48-hour strike.
It's the latest in an ongoing row with the government over new contracts, however, the local NHS board say that very few patients will be affected.
Some Cumbrian NHS staff are beginning the first of four days of working to rule following yesterday's strike.
Nurses and midwives are among those taking part in the protest over pay.
The unions want all NHS staff to receive a 1% pay award but the government says they can't afford it.
Workers represented by six unions were involved in the four hour stoppage this morning. They are fighting for a 1% pay award for all NHS staff. Urgent and emergency care was unaffected - unions say that some appointments and operations were disrupted.
Kim Inglis reports
Cumbrian NHS staff have joined pickets outside the region's hospitals in a national strike over pay.
Ambulance workers, nurses and midwives were among those from 6 unions taking part in the 4 hour stoppage between 7am and 11am.
The unions want a 1% pay rise for all NHS staff but the government says the organisation just can't afford it.
Today's strike will be followed from tomorrow by four days of working to rule.
Some staff are due an incremental pay rise but the unions say this is not a pay award but a contractual right.
Emergency services continued as normal during the strike action but some appointments and operations were expected to be postponed.
Health unions are due to go on strike for four hours across Cumbria this morning.
The NHS says organisations in the county are working together to ensure the disruption will be kept to a minimum, although some services will inevitably be affected, in particular the North West Ambulance Service.
The Scottish Government has estimated that around 1,283 workers from its core and main agencies are on strike, equating to around 18% of Government staff.
A spokeswoman for the Government said:
"Main Scottish Government and agency buildings have remained open and arrangements are in place to ensure essential business continues."