Ed Miliband: 'These strikes are wrong'
30 June 2011 Last updated at 13:04 BST
The Labour leader Ed Miliband, has expressed his disapproval at both the unions and the government over the strike action taking place around the UK.
Picket lines have been set up by public sector workers, to protest at planned pension changes, resulting in the closure of almost half of state schools across the UK.
Mr Miliband said "these strikes are wrong at a time when negotiations are going on", but refused to elaborate when asked further questions.