Photos of strikes in Bristol
Teachers, firefighters and cleaners are among those joining what's being called the biggest public sector strike since the 1920s.
Bristol union members are walking out over pay, pensions and spending cuts, but the government says today will achieve nothing and benefit no one.
It means lots of kids won't be out in their school playground this lunchtime as some teachers unions say they felt they had 'no choice' but to strike.
But Prime Minister David Cameron says the walkouts are not right, are disrupting kids education and he we wants people to turn up for work.
This morning strikers gathered in the sunshine for a rally on College Green at 10.30am before a marching into Broadmead.
Meanwhile - council staff, rubbish collectors and transport workers will also be walking out in rallies going on in Taunton and Weston.