Strike Day: Marches Across Hampshire

Hundreds of striking public sector workers took to the streets across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight on November the 30th.

The biggest strike in more than 30 years took place on Wednesday, November the 30th 2011, with marches across Hampshire including in Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester - and also in Newport on the Isle of Wight.

In total across the country, around 2 million public sector workers walked out in a row over changes to their pensions.

Around 400 schools had to shut in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

There were fears about long queues at immigration at some UK airports, but Southampton and Bournemouth airports said there weren't any problems to report. At Heathrow and Gatwick, passengers said immigration queues were shorter than usual.

Some bin collections were affected, along with libraries and leisure centres.

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