Hundreds gather for public sector protests in Birmingham

"I'd rather be a picket than a scab" bellows out at the public sector rally in Birmingham
"I'd rather be a picket than a scab" bellows out at the public sector rally in Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central
GMB are protesting outside The Council House in Birmingham
GMB are protesting outside The Council House in Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central
Strikes are taking place against pay and working conditions
Strikes are taking place against pay and working conditions Credit: ITV News Central

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Schools closing as teachers go on strike

Many schools across the region are closing as teachers are joining other council service workers in strike action over pay, pensions and workload.