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Public sector workers' day of strike action

Thousands of council workers, teachers and firefighters from across the region took part in a day of action over pay, pensions and working conditions.

Libraries, museums and nearly 500 schools in the region have been closed or disrupted. Unions claimed solid support for the strike but the government attacked them, arguing they are based on ballots with a low turnout. James Webster reports.

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Strike action sparks war of words in Westminster

As thousands marched, the war of words between the unions and government continued. It claimed the vast majority of workers didn't vote for the action.

The Labour Leader and Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband said the strikes were wrong when negotiations were continuing.

Our Political Correspondent Paul Brand has been gauging reaction at Westminster.

Dispute rumbles on over industrial action

Thousands of council workers, teachers and firefighters from across the region have joined a day of action over pay, pensions and working conditions.

Libraries, museums and more than seven hundred schools have been closed or disrupted.

Unions claimed solid support for the strike but the government attacked them, arguing they are based on ballots with a low turnout.

Michael Billington reports:

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