An estimated 20,000 public sector workers in our region have staged a one-day strike in protest at changes to their pensions.
Prison officers from across the region who had walked out earlier have now ended all protest meetings.
They were highlighting their opposition to the Government's plans to link the normal pension age with the state retirement age.
Public sector workers are striking outside the Town Hall in Sheffield.
Staff who work for HM Courts Service in Leeds are striking today as public sector workers across the country walk out in a row about pensions.
Public sector workers in Sheffield are on the picket line. A national strike is taking place in protest to planned changes to pension contributions.
Prison officers at Armley Jail in Leeds are taking part in a national walkout. They are unhappy about government plans to change the retirement age.
Prison Officers across the region are holding protest meetings about changes to pensions. The walkout has been sanctioned by the Prison Officers' Association's National Executive Committee.
They say branch officials have been briefed to ensure that minimum cover arrangements are in place for prisoner safety.
– Steve Gillan, General Secretary of the Prison Officers' Association
The POA has submitted a case to Government to support our view that it is unrealistic for Prison Officers to be automatically linked to the state pension age, which will ultimately rise to 68 years of age. Unfortunately, it has fallen on deaf ears and Prison Officers have no other option but to protest to gain public attention.
Prison Officers at Armley Jail in Leeds have walked out as other public sector workers strike today. Over 100 have walked out in a row over changes to the retirement age. This leaves up to 30 on duty and the prisoners are in "lock down".
We have spoken to Rebecca Allan, who works in the courts, about why she is taking part in strike action.