Public sector strikes

Public sector workers are taking part in strikes across the UK, in a row over pay. UNISON is organising a rally in Belmont Park, Exeter.

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Public sector workers strike in Truro

Thousands of public sector workers from the South West have been striking today. They're taking part in a nationwide dispute over pay and pensions. Many of the region's schools, libraries and museums are shut as a result. This was the scene in Truro this morning.

Public sector workers strike in Truro Credit: ITV News West Country
Fire Brigade Union members strike in Truro Credit: ITV News West Country
NUT members strike in Truro Credit: ITV News West Country

Public sector workers hold protest march in Exeter

Protest march sets off from Belmont Park in Exeter Credit: ITV News West Country

Hundreds of public sector workers are protesting in Exeter this morning. They're taking part in a nationwide strike over pay and pensions. Many of the region's schools, libraries and museums are shut today as a result.

Above you can see the region's largest public sector workers protest march which set off from Belmont Park in Exeter.

Hundreds of public sector workers go on strike Credit: ITV News West Country
Protest march held in Exeter Credit: ITV News West Country

List of unions involved in tomorrow's strike

Widespread public sector strikes are planned for tomorrow, in a row over pay. Some fire staff and teachers are involved. The following unions are taking industrial action:

  • GMB (general trade union)
  • NUT (National Union of Teachers)
  • PCS (Public and Commercial Services, representing civil servants and others)
  • UNISON (general trade union)
  • Unite (general trade union)

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West Country school closures tomorrow

Teachers across the West Country will be out on strike on Thursday 10 July, forcing the closure of many schools. It is part of an ongoing dispute over pay.

If your child goes to an academy school, you should check the individual school website.

For the latest information on council-run school closures, follow the links below (please note that councils update their links regularly as and when appropriate):

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