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U.K. pension cut protests mobilize thousands [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2011-11-30 14:20:57 |Display all floors

Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers and teachers in Britain took part in a one-day strike Thursday, protesting against proposed changes to their pensions.

"Our members have voted with their feet and supported the strike," said Mark Serwotka, Public and Commercial Services Union secretary, at an afternoon rally. "We are in it together with public sector workers, students and pensioners defending everything we have fought for for generations."

But the exact number of demonstrators who took to the street is disputed.

One union leader told The Associated Press that more than 500,000 teachers and civil servants joined the one-day strike, affecting courthouses, tax offices and employment centres, as well as schools.

The government's estimate was lower. It said roughly 100,000 strikers hit the streets but that did not include teachers, whose walkout closed or disrupted 11,000 schools in England and Wales.


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Wonder when the Chinese public sector would dare to stage a strike like this one day. Oh, no, sorry, I was just day-dreaming.


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