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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 (50)

 

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.

 

AL Nelson 10.07.2014 22:30

Billbo 10.07.2014 13:59



Wes tern media is biased but it reports on it's own countries faults

  


Li ke when - do tell which of the Western Media outlets reported on or carried out investigative journalism on the NSA spying
Oh that's right NONE - the Judith Miller Times actually DELIBERATELY suppressed a report on it

 

Kradmelder 10.07.2014 20:50

Steve Churchill

J ust look at the facts bru. whites in Europe are even getting too lazy to breed white children. Birth rates are plummeting. They prefer to sit in a pub or café, watch footie or talk kak. They rather import brown people to breed for them; and even breed white women. It is shameful. Forget you bricks. Get a job and raise kids like a proper white man.

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