More than one million public sector workers across the UK are on strike today in protest of a number of issues including workplace safety, heavy workload, and wages. Librarians, teachers, and firefighters are among those who have walked off the job in response to austerity measures. The massive strike has been coordinated among a number of unions, including UNISON, Unite, Public and Commercial Services Union, National Union of Teachers, the Fire Brigades Union, and GMB.
Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that he plans to introduce new laws restricting strike action for essential service providers. Speaking about the National Union of Teachers' involvement in the strike, he said "I don’t think these strikes are right... I think people should turn up for work."