Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across Britain in the biggest strike for over 30 years.
In Derby around a thousand took part in a march through the city.
The Tory led government are trying to alter pension agreements for public sector workers. This will mean paying more and working longer for less. We see the bankers yet again being awarded large bonuses, and the top earners in the city getting pay rises on average of 49% in the last year, yet the public sector have a pay freeze that still has two years to go, and then will only get a 1% rise in each of the next two years. It’s hardly surprising they want to protect their pensions. Surely everyone should have a decent pension when they finally retire.
There is a real anger that those who caused the global financial crisis are getting away with it, yet the people least to blame are having to pay.