United Kingdom -TUC congress backs plans for general strike -September 10, 2012

The annual trade union congress has voted in favour of plans for a co-ordinated general strike. The protests are a response to years of budget cuts in the public sectors while inequality is rising. Until now, trade unions have resorted to large-scale demonstrations rather than strikes.

English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-19544483  

Focus on general strikes in the UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep ...

 

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