Strike Action Across Essex
Nurses, teachers, social workers and bin men are among the two million people who are walking out over pension changes.
1. Essex strikes
Dozens of workers from a range of unions have been stationed at picket lines outside hospitals and police stations across Essex this morning - campaigning against changes to pensions.
2. Chelmsford strike
This lunchtime hundreds of workers from different unions gathered to rally and march in Chelmsford Town Centre.
3. Chelmsford Strike
Teachers, nurses, dinner ladies, bin men and social workers are just some of the 2 million people walking out today.
4. Chelmsford Strike
Stansted airport is expecting 16-thousand passengers today and tells Heart services are running on time with no disruption.
5. Chelmsford strike
The East of England Ambulance Service which covers the county is asking us to only dial 999 in an emergency.
6. Chelmsford strike
Essex Police tell Heart it's 'business as usual' - even though staff are expected to take part in the walkouts. Extra officers are being drafted in to fill the gaps.
7. Chelmsford strike
As hundreds of workers march through Chelmsford - David Cameron's descibed it as a "damp squib."