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  • Tuesday, March 28, 2006

    Major strike today

    Bloomberg reports on the largest strike in Britain since 1926:

    The union that represents 1.4 million workers said teaching assistants, trash collectors and clerks working for local authorities will refuse to work today after the government said it will boost their retirement age to 65 from 60. Last year, Blair pulled back from similar plans for central government employees.

    ``Fairness has gone out of the window,'' said Dave Prentis, Unison's general secretary. ``The government has quite rightly agreed to give protection of their promised retirement age to every other public sector worker. But they are leaving members of the Local Government Pension Scheme out in the cold.''

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