The British have now joined in the recent protests happening in many countries around the world. Today over 750,000 public sector worker’s; including teachers, police officers, public transit employees and others held a 24-hour strike. Reports suggest over 12,000 schools were closed due to the strike, and many disruptions were felt throughout London.
Public sector employees coordinated the strike today, because they are upset over new policies which would cut their pension, but increase the amount they put in monthly by about $150 pounds. They are also looking to raise the retirement age. The British government basically is moving to adopt tough austerity measures.
Well, I guess they have to join the crowd. We American’s have been working longer for less for some time now. Looks like 2012 may be the end all right, the end of the happy good life!