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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:15 PM
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Public sector strike set to be largest for a generation
Source: BBC

Up to two million public sector workers will stage a strike over pensions from midnight in what is set to be the biggest walkout for a generation.

Schools, hospitals, airports, ports and government offices will be among sites disrupted, as more than 1,000 demonstrations are due across the UK.

It would "achieve nothing", Downing Street said, calling for more talks.

Unions object to government plans to make their members pay more and work longer to earn their pensions.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15953806
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:22 PM
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1. SHUT it DOWN and hopefully it will spread and we can SHUT down the US OF Corporations
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 07:11 PM
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2. If the do it in the U.K, they will do it here.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 07:29 PM
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3. Presumably the strike is only news in the USA
Edited on Tue Nov-29-11 07:33 PM by dipsydoodle
The reason this was listed as news , despite the fact the strike was announced ages ago, was because at 14 minutes to midnight yes it was about to start 14 minutes later.

From 17th November for example : http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 07:50 PM
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4. Go for it, folks.
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jtrockville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 10:09 PM
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5. Everything Crash
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 02:39 AM
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6. Bonne chance, Les amis. I wish we would be more like you.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:29 AM
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7. (UK) Day of strikes as millions heed unions' call to fight pension cuts
Source: The Guardian

The UK is experiencing the worst disruption to services in decades on Wednesday as more than 2 million public sector workers stage a nationwide strike, closing schools and bringing councils and hospitals to a virtual standstill.

The strike by more than 30 unions over cuts to public sector pensions started at midnight, leading to the closure of most state schools; cancellation of refuse collections; rail service and tunnel closures; the postponement of thousands of non-emergency hospital operations; and "horrific" delays at airports and ferry terminals.

The TUC said it was the biggest stoppage in more than 30 years and was comparable to the last mass strike by 1.5 million workers in 1979. Hundreds of marches and rallies are due to take place in cities and towns across the country.

Pickets began to form before dawn at many hospitals, Whitehall departments, ports and colleges.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/30/public-se...
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:29 AM
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8. kr
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:29 AM
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9. How dare the Tory/Liberal Democrat coalition try to cut pensions!
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