1 Jul 2011

750,000 workers striking in UK

5:21 pm on 1 July 2011

Three-quarters of a million public sector workers in Britain are going on strike over government plans to reform pensions.

Many schools and tax offices across the country are expected to close and air passengers are likely to face lengthy delays as immigration officials stage a walkout.

About half of all state schools in England and Wales are being affected by the strike.