Public sector strike in Cumbria
30 November 2011 Last updated at 17:10 GMT
Thousands of public sector workers across Cumbria joined a national one-day strike over plans to change their pensions.
The action closed hundreds of schools, libraries and council offices and also affected hospital services.
Rob Johnston, of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, told Look North's Mark McAlindon it was disappointing that the strike had gone ahead as negotiations with the government were continuing.