UK strike over compensation cuts

Services disrupted as civil servants hold two-day strike over planned cuts in severance pay.

    Up to 270,000 British workers are on a two-day strike protesting against government plans to cut compensation payments to those who lose their jobs or take voluntary redundancy.

    The strikers turned out across the UK, disrupting services nationwide, including airports, job centres, and various government facilities.

    Officials say the plans, which are expected to be implemented next month, are necessary to save around $750m.

    Alan Fisher reports from London.  

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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