So local council officials and others were on strike today. I wonder what percentage voted for this action? I also wonder what percentage of local council officials who weren't at work today were actually, "on strike.". It would be interesting to know the number of absentees who had elected to take a day's holiday. Maybe the apparent support for work absence is not what it appears! I wonder if anyone will submit a freedom of information request to all the Councils and the other relevant employers throughout the UK enquiring as to the number of requests for a day's holiday on 10th July 2014? I would be interested in seeing the stats.