This week saw strong, solid support for the strike against poverty pay by public service workers. Two million people came out on strike and there were over a thousand picket lines at town halls and schools.
Unions reported that four thousand schools were closed completely, while 2,000 more were partially closed as teachers and support staff walked out over pay and pension cuts.
And thousands of striking staff and their supporters packed public squares for rallies in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bournemouth and Brighton as well as London.
Workers across Britain, have seen their pay slashed by up to 20 per cent over the last five years. Further, co-ordinated and larger strikes are planned as Unions and workers demand fair pay. Pat Harrington, general secretary of the Solidarity union said: "As far as strikes and protests are concerned, you ain't seen nothing yet!"