UK public sector strikes

Key points

  • Thousands of public sector workers strike over pay and pensions
  • Those on strike include teachers, civil servants, coastguards, civilian police staff and prison staff
  • Department of Education says more than 11,000 state schools in England and Wales - about half - were affected by the strike
  • The government says 75% of civil servants are not on strike, with 100,000 civil servants striking
  • Courts and probation services have been disrupted, and driving tests cancelled
  • Services at Jobcentres and tax and benefit offices were also disrupted

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