U.K. unions said strike action is possible if talks with the government over public-sector pensions are unsuccessful as labor leaders met in London to coordinate their response to the government’s spending cuts.
The British do political theater really well. The prime minister’s “Question Time,” which takes place every Wednesday when the House of Commons is in session, is the best free show in London, as long as you line up early.
The Communication Workers Union called two more days of strikes at the U.K.’s Royal Mail Group Plc starting next week, and negotiators plan to resume talks in the dispute over job security and work rules.
Bank of England Governor Mervyn King will face questions on bonuses and tax policy from a “stony” audience at the Trades Union Congress today, according to the leader of Britain’s fifth-biggest labor union.
Public-sector workers in the U.K. may have to pay more toward their pensions and accept benefits based on average earnings rather than final salary, according to a report commissioned by Prime Minister David Cameron .