A day of disruption is expected across the South West as thousands of teachers and other public sector workers are going on strike over pay and pensions
Members of teaching union NUT and also UNITE say they have not had a pay rise in three years. This year the government offered them a 1% rise but the offer was refused.
Two teaching unions will strike in the West Country in October.
Members of the NUT and NASUWT unions will walk out on the 17th October, in a long-running row over pay, pensions and workload.
The industrial action could affect thousands of pupils in hundreds of schools.
The National Union of Teachers says strike action may be the only way to defeat government proposals to introduce regional pay rates. At their annual conference in Torquay, teachers called for mass resistance and declared 'complete opposition' to the plans.