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Jun292011

Major Strikes Across Britain Could Lead to Travel Chaos

Medioimages/Photodisc(LONDON) -- There won’t be any Athens-style rioting in the streets of London Thursday, but a different kind of chaos is expected to reign across most of Great Britain as public service workers plan to go on strike to protest changes to state pension plans.
 
The strikes could mean long delays to Americans flying into the UK, as Border Agency staff will be joining up to 750,000 striking public sector workers for the 24-hour strike. Border Agency officials are advising passengers to travel on an “alternative day."
 
Thousands of schools, state employment agencies, tax offices and courts are also expected to be closed or badly disrupted, and many parents will be forced to take the day off work in order to look after their children.
 
Across England and Wales, about 85 percent of schools will be affected.

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