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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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Thousands take part in biggest strikes since 2010

Thousands of teachers, refuse collectors, firefighters and other public sector workers in our region are on strike today.

Around two thousand took part in a rally and march in Leeds this morning. Almost 600 schools are closed and a further 450 partially closed as teachers took part in the marches or manned picket lines.

There were similar scenes in Bradford - today's walkout is the largest one-day strike over pay by public sector workers since 2010.

The TUC's regional secretary Bill Adams says the Government are not listening to staff concerns, but MP Patrick McLoughlin says the action is hurting the public:

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