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Rochester Donating Member (486 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 01:34 PM
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British workers strike over retirement benefits
Source: CNN.com

Mass strikes swept across the United Kingdom Wednesday, with public sector workers walking off jobs in schools, hospitals and police stations to protest proposed pension reforms.

As of lunchtime, the strike appeared to be having a limited impact on many public services, the government said, although more than half of the country's schools were closed, impacting many families.

The unions said up to 2 million public sector workers could go on strike but early indications suggest the total may be fewer.

Prime Minister David Cameron dismissed the industrial action as a "damp squib" -- a fizzled firecracker -- as he answered questions in Parliament Wednesday.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/30/world/europe/uk-public-se...



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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 01:51 PM
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1. K and R for a non RW agenda driven headline
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 02:13 PM
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2. Permit me to correct:
"Mass strikes swept across the United Kingdom Wednesday, with public sector workers walking off jobs in schools, hospitals and police stations to protest proposed pension looting."

helpfully,
Bright
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