Largest one-day strike over pay by public sector staff

A strike by thousands of teachers, refuse collectors, firefighters and other public sector works is expected to cause widespread disruption today across our region.

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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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