Firefighters across the region will remain out on strike for another two and a half hours this morning.
They walked out 9am yesterday and will return to work today at 9am.
This is the 48th round of industrial action in a continuing dispute with the government over pension reforms.
Firefighters in the North East are on strike again today in the latest round of industrial action in a long-running row with the government over pensions.
It's the 48th time members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out since the dispute flared last year.
The 24-hour strike starts at 9am.
The union said that after three years of discussions, firefighters still faced a "stark" choice of being sacked or having their pension severely reduced.
Workers building a new power station on Teesside have held an unofficial strike in a row over pay.
Air Product, the company who run the plant at Billingham, say that work is continuing despite the strike action.
Thousands of civil service workers across the North East are on strike today over disputes about pay and pensions.
The protest, which is being carried out by members of the PCS union, coincides with this year's Budget, and is the first of several protests planned over the next three months.
Ambulance workers are to stage a 24-hour strike in a long-running row over issues including cuts.
Unite said its 450 members in the Yorkshire service, including paramedics and other staff, will walk out on 2 April and ban overtime from 26 March.
The union warned that further strikes could be held.
Unite said the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust had derecognised the union after it raised concerns about patient safety over plans to make £46 million of savings over the next five years.
Union members voted by 61% in favour of strikes and 83% for other forms of industrial action.
Ambulance workers in Yorkshire will stage a one-day strike on 2 April in a row over cuts, the Unite union said today.
Yorkshire ambulance workers have voted to hold a one day strike on Tuesday 2nd April. Members of the Unite union will work out because of a dispute over cost cutting measures which could see assistants with only six weeks training brought in to work with paramedics.
Union members also voted in favour of implementing a continuous overtime ban from 26th March.
More than 70 workers took part in a demonstration this morning outside of a new waste incinerator plant on Teesside.
Members of the GMB Union met outside Sita at Haverton Hill near Billingham.
They say that union leaders aren't being allowed on site to verify claims about the number of foreign workers being employed.
The company says that its doors have "always been open."
The demonstration - during the rush hour - caused major traffic delays in the area.
Workers at dozens of Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) offices will stage a 24-hour strike on Friday in a dispute over closures and job losses at a number of sites across the country, potentially including two in the North East.
Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) at 39 local and 10 enforcement offices in England, Scotland and Wales will take part in the industrial action.
The union is campaigning against planned office closures nation-wide, arguing it signals the end of a "highly prized" face-to-face service to motorists.
The union delivered a 72,000 name petition opposing the closures to the Department for Transport - the largest paper petition it had ever organised.
Workers on seven transport cleaning contracts at firms - including the Tyne & Wear Metro - will be taking strike action in a series of disputes over pay and conditions.
The strike action is due to affect the region later this week when members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will take industrial action over four days from Thursday.
Workers say that they are taking strike action because of the "scandal" of low pay in the sector.