Britain pension strikes

Associated Press
A demonstrator holds up a banner reading: ''Enough Reasons for General Strike'' during a general strike called by the Basque Nationalist trade union in Bilbao, northern Spain Thursday Jan. 27, 2011 against the Spanish Government approving a new Pensions Law. The Spanish government said Thursday it had reached a preliminary agreement with unions on key pension reforms, a deal that could avert a general strike that threatens to hamper efforts to ease the debt crisis.(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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Hundreds of thousands British teachers and public service workers walked off the job to protest pension cuts.

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