UK Border Agency staff are picketing the Port of Dover in this lunchtime. They're striking in a row over pensions and job cuts. Union members say they're having to work longer for a lower pension and claim they don't have enough staff to keep the borders safe.
Off-duty police officers will don black caps in protests today - representing each officer expected to be lost under Government budget cuts.
Union leaders predict up to 400,000 public sector workers will be involved in demonstrations today, including thousands from our region.