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The 30th November day of action, for all intents and purposes a general strike of the public sector, is a turning-point in Britain. It represents a re-awakening of the working class after years of relative dormancy. Now there is a catching up with the workers in the rest of Europe, as the Coalition unleashes an austerity regime not seen for generations. Sections are being drawn into struggle who have never been involved in action before, such as head teachers - the first time they have been on strike in their union's 114-year history.