Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Schools closed as thousands strike over pay

From Times Online July 16, 2008

Thousands of council workers and civil servants have gone on strike.
The biggest bout of industrial unrest for years has seen tens of thousands of council workers and civil servants go on strike in bitter disputes over pay.
A walkout by members of three unions has led to the closure of schools, libraries, museums and civic offices across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this morning, while refuse collections have also been cancelled and a host of other services disrupted

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