29 Nov '11, 3am

Britain braces for major strike on Wed, with more than 2 million state workers expected to protest pension changes

LONDON (AFP) - More than two million public sector workers are expected to go on strike on Wednesday in protest at changes to their pensions in the biggest industrial action in Britain for three decades. Thousands of schools will be closed, refuse will remain uncollected and hospitals will have skeleton staffing. Passengers arriving at London's Heathrow airport, one of the world's busiest air hubs, have been warned to expect delays of up to 12 hours to have their passports checked as many border control officials will walk out. The strike will be the biggest test so far of Prime Minister David Cameron's coalition government, which sparked the unions' fury by proposing to bring the retirement age for public sector workers into line with the state pension. The reforms mean most civil servants, council workers and teachers will have to work until the age of 66 and most will h...

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