Britain Faces Mass Strikes

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Britain's airports are warning travellers they could face major delays Thursday when civil servants and teachers plan to take part in a nationwide strike.

BAA, which runs Heathrow, Stansted, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports, made the statement Wednesday.

Nearly three quarters of a milllion teachers and civil servants are planning to walk off the job Thursday due to a dispute over pensions.

Four trade unions voted to strike on June 30.

Prime Minister David Cameron made a final plea Tuesday to persuade the workers to abandon the strike.