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Strikes in Britain Not Affecting Travel

June 30, 2011 By: Jena Tesse Fox

CNN is reporting that thousands of British teachers, air traffic controllers, customs officers and other public sector workers are on strike today, causing potential chaos for travelers.

Workers are marching in many British cities, including London, where thousands of strikers marched peacefully in the center of the city, their route taking them near the prime minister's office at 10 Downing Street.

Four unions have told their members to stop work over planned government changes to the pension system.

The Telegraph is reporting that "things are running smoothly" at Gatwick Airport, although there are delays of up to 20 minutes at immigration. Other airports are reportedly unaffected.

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Jena Tesse Fox
Jena Tesse Fox covers Europe, Africa, Australia/South Pacific and business travel for the Questex Travel Group's publications. The daughter of history teachers, she can spend...

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By Jena Tesse Fox | June 30, 2011
Thousands of British teachers, air traffic controllers and customs officers are on strike today, but the impact on travel seems to be minimal.
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