Thousands of staff in further education colleges in England, including lecturers, librarians and cleaners, are going on strike today in a row over pay.
Members of the University and College Union (UCU) and Unison are taking industrial action in protest at plans for a pay freeze.
The unions claim some staff have suffered a real-terms pay cut of up to 17% after several years of low wage rises.
East Midlands train drivers have been criticised by the operator for being "hell bent on trying to disrupt the Olympics" after their union confirmed plans for strike action during the Games.
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