Thousands of court workers across the North West will stage a walk out, in a half-day strike over changes to pay, pensions and conditions.
A strike, which included office staff at Ford's Halewood car factory, was 'well supportws', according to the Unite and GMB unions.
Staff at car giant Ford in Merseyside are staging a 24-hour strike in a row over pay and pensions.
University staff across the North West are staging a one-day strike today.
UNISON claims their members' salaries increases have failed to keep pace with inflation.
This is the second one-day strike over pay.
University staff across the North West stage a one day strike today. UNISON claims their members' salaries increases have failed to keep pace with inflation.
This is the second one day strike over pay.
Lecturers will rally at 1pm on Hope Street in Liverpool. UNISON's assistant general secretary, Roger McKenzie will address members.
There are picket lines at higher education institutions across the region.
University staff across the North West will join a national strike over pay. Union members say it's failed to keep up with rising living costs and have rejected a 1% pay offer. A rally will take place in Liverpool this lunchtime.
Hundreds of workers at a Merseyside biscuit factory could be balloted for strikes over a dispute including complaints that staff need permission to go to the toilet.
The GMB union said its executive will decide next week whether to ballot its members at United Biscuits in Aintree.
The union said a number of changes to existing agreements had been proposed, including new toilet break rules.
GMB official Sue Morgan said the company had been told of the depth of feeling among workers that changes were being made without consultation.
She said: "Regretfully, we have no option but to seek permission from the executive to hold an industrial action ballot."
Talks are due to be held to stop drivers at a logistics firm walking out. Action could hit the deliveries of beers, lagers and soft drinks to pubs, clubs and thousands of other sites in in the North West.
The Unite union warned that if a dispute with KNDL (Kuehne and Nagel Drinks Logistics) is not resolved, it will take action.
The depots affected include: Liverpool, Manchester and Warrington.
The union claimed a national agreement on terms and conditions was being changed, threatening job losses.
Union members voted by 85% in favour of strike action on a turnout of 64%. The union balloted 970 drivers, drayman and warehouse workers.
– Unite national officer Rhys McCarthy
Our members take pride in their jobs and they know that the present system for delivering beer has worked well for more than a century. It provides high levels of customer satisfaction, is responsive and flexible and ensures that the beer is not unsettled by long journeys.
The changes being pushed through will not work. They will eventually lead to job losses and will cause enormous problems in delivering to customers. For drinkers up and down the country, it could even affect the quality of the beer.
We have tried to engage with the company but it has refused to resolve this dispute.
Staff at the University of Liverpool are balloting for strike action over changed terms and conditions.
If it goes ahead, it will be the first ever strike at the university.
Workers at museums across Liverpool are striking over job cuts, pay and pensions. Five museums will be closed going into the weekend.
Staff at the Museum of Liverpool will walk out tomorrow.
The two largest teaching unions, NUT and NASUWT, have announced a series of industrial actions in response to their dispute with the government over pay, pensions and workload.
The actions include:
- National rallies across England and Wales in April and May
- National strikes starting in the North West on June 27
If the Education Secretary does not "respond positively to the unions’ demands" there is also a chance of further strike action in the Autumn term, including a one-day nationwide strike.
Teachers will be striking in Newton-le-willows over working conditions.
Members of the teacher's union NASUWT, will hold the first of three days of action at Newton-le-Willows Primary School in Merseyside.
It's over a new appraisal policy introduced by St Helens Council which subjects teachers to unlimited classroom observations. Up to 14 teachers will walk out today as well as two days next week.
– Chris Keates, NASUWT General Secretary
The NASUWT is committed to an appraisal system where those who manage teachers engage in a professional dialogue with them, respect them as professionals, and make decisions about their work openly and fairly.
“Unfortunately, the policy adopted by St Helen’s Council is the fallout from the Government’s 2012 Regulations, which are used as a punitive management tool to pressurise and intimidate teachers.
“Our members at Newton-le-Willows Primary are hard-working and dedicated. They have sought to avoid taking this action, but have been left with no choice.”