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UK monster protest

(B2 Two million strikers in the public sector. This is unheard of for years, for at least 30 years in the United Kingdom. Nearly two million civil servants and public service workers, teachers and health workers , protested against the policy of social cuts of the conservative-liberal government of David Cameron.

The British government wants to raise the retirement age from 60 to 66, increase contributions to the scheme by 3,2% and reduce the amount of pensions. And he refuses to negotiate. Negotiations had been stalled since early November.

The mobilization was broad: 3/4 of the schools were closed, and nearly 20% of the operations had to be postponed in the hospital sector. And public support is growing. More than six out of ten Britons support the strike movement, a sign that the tide is turning in the United Kingdom…

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).