More coverage later.
UK: Public sector strikes
Live coverage of today's mass union strike action by teachers, border control staff, health workers and others over public sector pensions.
• UK transport network suffers little disruption despite biggest strike in 30 years
• Only 58% of schools closed, despite predictions of 90%
• Government denies union claims that talks are over
• Cabinet Office minister brands 2m-strong strike "inappropriate, untimely and irresponsible"
Live coverage from the Guardian HERE