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Pictures: Hundreds march through Nottingham on mass strike day

In the largest public sector strike in a decade, up to half a million workers in the UK took industrial action in disputes over pay, jobs and conditions.

Around 1,000 workers from different unions marched through the city centre, the route was from Broad Marsh bus station to Old Market Square.

Wednesday 1 February saw thousands of schools closed for the day because of action by the National Education Union (NEU) and picket lines were mounted outside railway stations, schools, government departments and universities across the country.

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Universities across the UK were hit by walkouts, with lectures and seminars cancelled, as 70,000 staff started an unprecedented period of strike action.

In Nottinghamshire, members of the National Education Union (NEU), the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) and the University and College Union (UCU) were among the protesters.

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Train drivers were on strike today with no services at all operated by East Midlands Railways as the union ASLEF took action too.

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Meanwhile, cities across the country saw rallies and protests, including Nottingham where hundreds marched through the city.

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