For thousands of children - it's been an extra day off school. But for parents it's meant coping with the nightmare of having to re-arrange child care.
School teachers involved in today's walkout say they're sorry for disruption, but insist it's the only way they can show their anger over proposed changes to their pay, pensions and workloads. Divya Kohli has this report.
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