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Issue No. 2110

“Some of the people who work in schools, like dinner ladies and cleaners, are refusing to go to work. They are taking part in something called a strike, which is when a group of people refuse to go to work, because they think they should be paid more.”
Children’s BBC Newsround explains the strike

“A strike is when a group of workers agree to stop working. They do this when they want to protest against something they think is unfair where they work. Strikes sometimes happen so that politicians have to listen more carefully to the workers.”
CBBC Newsround

“MPs kept their ‘John Lewis list’ for expenses – meanwhile ordinary people are shopping at Lidl and Aldi.”
Striking Bristol council worker Trevor Deadman

“Council tax bills will soar if weak Labour ministers surrender to militant union demands. The country faces a summer of strikes under New Labour.”
Eric Pickles, Tory shadow minister shows the Tories’ true face

“I have two small children and a partner who works for the council part-time. We won’t be having a holiday this year and it’s getting difficult to pay the mortgage.”
Striking Mid Sussex council worker Mark Anderson

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Who Says?
Wed 16 Jul 2008, 18:58 BST
Issue No. 2110
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