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Teachers, nurses, bin collectors and airport staff are just some of those who joined the strike over pensions on the 30th of November
Unions organised various rallies and marches across the region here's an example of some of them:
In Birmingham UNISON President, Eleanor Smith, a theatre nurse from the city, lead nurses, paramedics, hospital cleaners, porters, receptionists, and admin staff out on strike from midnight on Tuesday 29 November, at Birmingham Women’s hospital.
General Secretary, Dave Prentis, addressed strikers at the major national rally, taking place at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.
A massive march also made its way through the city centre with thousands of people from more than 30 Unions, marching to indoor rally at NIA.
Other rallies that happened in the area: