This is one of the biggest strikes for years. It will hit many parts of the public sector, including schools, further and higher education, toll bridges and environment agencies, and also privatised companies whose workers were once employed directly by local councils.
Refuge workers, street cleaners, library staff, social services workers, town hall staff, and many others, will be on picket lines. Rallies will take place in many towns and cities.
Socialistworld.net will carry reports of the strike, later this week. Below is a Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) leaflet that looks at the issues surrounding the strike and which is being distributed widely amongst public sector workers.
Socialist Party leaflet (pdf - opens in new window)