Nurses, health staff, bus drivers and rail employees have all embarked on strike action over the last week.
However today – Monday – there is only industry staging walk outs in protest over working conditions.
Driving examiners are again downing tools today after several consecutive days of action.
Some driving tests might be affected – with people urged to check the Government’s website for more information.
The strike action is part of national industrial action by the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union over pay, pensions, jobs and redundancy terms.
Meanwhile, more than 1,000 Border Force staff belonging to the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) are taking part in strike action over eight days of the festive period.
Six airports across the country are affected.
Army personnel and government staff will be drafted in to check passports at arrivals halls during further walkouts between December 23 and New Year’s Eve.
The decision has sparked outrage among members of a different union – The Union for Borders, Immigration and Customs (ISU) – which is not taking part in this month’s industrial action.
Lucy Moreton, professional officer at the ISU, said: ‘Historically, we have been in existence 40 years and only taken strike action three times over that period.
‘Generally, our membership is not very militant but they are also massively committed to national security.
‘We all know from previous experience the damage that striking does to national security. In this instance, 3,000 military personnel have been trained to keep the borders open but the training they have been given is less than half of what we would give our temporary contingency workforce.
‘They can never replace a fully-trained Border Officer.’
While today may seem quiet in comparison to the wave of strike action over the last week – plenty more protests are yet to come.
Ambulance staff, highway workers and rail employees will all strike over the next week.
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