- Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers in the UK have been taking part in strike action on Thursday
- The action came as part of a series of disputes over pay, pensions and cuts
- Teachers, firefighters, civil servants and local government workers have been involved, with hundreds of schools closed
- Civil service minister Francis Maude said it was not right for members of the public to be inconvenienced, and claimed the unions' mandates for holding strike action were "weak"
- Lauren Turner
- Kerry Alexandra
- Matthew Bell
- Dominic Howell
- Bernadette McCague
Last updated 10 July 2014Share
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