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British Public-Sector Strike Threatens Airports, Closes Schools

SF Gate - Members of 30 U.K. public-sector unions walked out in a dispute over pensions with Prime Minister David Cameron's government that's set to close schools and disrupt airports and hospitals.

As many as 2 million government staff, including immigration officials, nurses and civil servants, are expected to take part in today's one-day strike, the Trades Union Congress said in a statement. London's Heathrow airport, Europe's busiest hub, and Gatwick, the capital's second airport, warned passengers they will face delays and Education Secretary Michael Gove said more than 90 percent of schools will be shut.  Read more.


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