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Britain Faces Mass Strikes as Airports Warn Travelers


British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Office in central London, June 27, 2011 (file photo)

British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Office in central London, June 27, 2011 (file photo)

Britain's airports are warning travelers they could face major delays Thursday when civil servants and teachers plan to take part in a nationwide strike.

BAA, which runs Heathrow, Stansted, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports, made the statement Wednesday.

Nearly three quarters of a million teachers and civil servants are planning to walk off the job Thursday due to a dispute over pensions.

Four trade unions voted to strike on June 30.

Prime Minister David Cameron made a final plea Tuesday to persuade the workers to abandon the strike.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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