One Million On Strike: How Will It Affect You?
Thurssday 10th July 2014
One million people are expected to strike today in the biggest mass walkout since 1926.
Those on strike include firefighters, teachers, council workers, civil servants and NHS staff as four main unions all take part.
So how will this affect you? Find out below.
Who Is On Strike On Thursday 10 July?
Thousands of schools are expected to close as the NUT are walking out over performance-related pay, pensions and workload. Primary Schools in city areas are expected to be the most affected. Teaching assistants who are members of Unite will also be striking.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union in England and Wales will walk out for nine hours from 10am to 7pm on Thursday. It is their 15th strike in recent years and the same emergency procedures are in place.
Unite has 70,000 council workers, including home helps, refuse collectors, librarians, dinner ladies and parks attendants.
Among the staff from the National Health Service, but this is not expected to have any impact on patients using the NHS.
Employees of the DVLA and RMT members at Transport for London will be striking. However, this is restricted to back office staff and no tube or train services will be affected.
PCS members on strike include staff at job centres, tax offices, courts and the Passport Office, which is already having to deal with a large backlog of applications. So you'll have to wait a day extra for your passport!