From The BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15953806
29 November 2011
Up to two million public sector workers are staging a strike over pensions in what is set to be the biggest walkout for a generation.
Schools, hospitals, airports, ports and government offices will be among sites disrupted, as more than 1,000 demonstrations are due across the UK.
It would “achieve nothing”, Downing Street said, calling for more talks.
Unions object to government plans to make their members pay more and work longer to earn their pensions.
Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude branded the action “indefensible and wrong”.
“While discussions are continuing, I would urge public sector workers to look at the offer for themselves rather than listening to the rhetoric of their union leaders,” he said.
“These are the sort of pensions that few in the private sector can enjoy.”
Shadow chief secretary of the treasury, Rachel Reeves, told BBC’s Newsnight that Labour did not support the industrial action.
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