U.K.: Thousands Walk Off the Job in Pension Protests

Pension Protests
Pension Protests

By Jill Lawless

LONDON -- British teachers and public service workers swapped classrooms and offices for picket lines Thursday as hundreds of thousands walked off the job to protest pension cuts.

Airport operators warned of long lines at immigration entry points because of walkouts by passport officers, but most of Britain's airports, including Heathrow and Manchester, said it was business as usual.