Jobcentre staff in the region are on strike today in a row over working conditions.
Workers in call centres in Grimsby, Halifax and Sheffield are walking out as they say they have to deal with oppressive working conditions and unrealistic targets.
More than 6,000 Public and Commercial Services union members are walking out across the country. It follows on from similar industrial action taken last year.
Despite negotiations and a review of services the PCS claim management is refusing to give staff the flexibility needed to effectively deal with enquiries. They say a shortage of staff is adding to the issue.