On Thursday, 30 June 2011, hundreds of thousands of public sector workers staged protests against the coalition government’s proposed changes to pensions and spending cuts. According to the government’s plan, pension ages will be increased from 60 to 66, and maybe to a further 68. Also, public sector employees will have to make more contributions towards their pensions and receive lesser amounts in return. Thursday’s strikes involved mostly teachers from different unions, court workers, tax officers and other civil servants across different parts of UK. The strike action caused disruption to many schools, ports and courts and the unions are planning further strikes against the government’s policies.
All the images below are taken from near Trafalgar square in London, with a Samsung mobile.