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Up to 2 mn workers stage public sector #J10 strike LIVE UPDATES

Published time: July 10, 2014 09:00
Edited time: July 10, 2014 11:31
Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union man a picket line outside the House of Commons in central London on July 10, 2014 (AFP Photo / Carl Court)

Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union man a picket line outside the House of Commons in central London on July 10, 2014 (AFP Photo / Carl Court)

An estimated 1.5 mn public sector workers have walked out forcing schools and offices to close during a massive coordinated strike against ‘poverty pay'. It is believed to be the biggest since the 1926 General Strike.

Thursday, July 10

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Thousands of protesters gathered in London to strike over 'poverty pay'.

Video: /files/news/29/ee/c0/00/1816338_london_strike_480p.mp4

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#fbu firefighters out in force on today's demo #July10 pic.twitter.com/QWffwFoJnh

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Comments (36)

 

Derek Maher 11.07.2014 12:39

Given the move away from maufacturing in the 80's and the promotion of the service sector which by its very nature is not a great export money earning enterprize. Its no surprise that wages have nose dived and unemployment risen. Only so many people can work as shelf stackers or slinging burgers.
The Banking service industry has been steadily reducing its workforce as technology takes over and reducing general pay rates.
So the last major employer or paymaster is the state.
A state that sold of any assets that had some chance of earning income to mainly foreign interests.

 

steve churchill 10.07.2014 16:03

pj, i mean ivé seen these demo´s all my life and thay,ve changed nothing, maybe it´s time to grab the bull by the horns, your country has the moes billionare´s on the planet yet you have foodbanks... i mean a million people with bricks WILL change things..

 

Rick 10.07.2014 15:29

[quote name='Greig Armstrong' time='10.07.2014 10:32']Are workers allowed to strike in russia? probably not Its funny how RT likes to report stuff like this from other countries as if to say "oh look how unhappy they are compared to paradise russia".
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Has anybody stopped to think that maybe RT reports what it does because they are trying to show "their" people what freedoms people have elsewhere on this great planet?

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