Do strikes work?
London and various cities in France faced disruption on Tuesday as unions striked over government austerity measures. Do you agree with striking?
In London, millions of commuters struggled to and from work as most services on the Underground were suspended or delayed. The unions are fighting plans to cut ticket office staffing levels, claiming security could be compromised for passengers.
A spate of strikes are also expected across the UK from public sector workers over pay and pensions cuts, while travellers are likely to face severe disruption from strike action by BA cabin crew this Christmas. Public sector workers in France are protesting against plans to rise the retirement age.
Do you agree with the unions? Are strikes the best way to dispute the cuts? Are the austerity measures necessary?
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