Should strikes be limited?
Talks aimed at averting a strike by London firefighters on Bonfire Night have broken down a day after the Prime Minister David Cameron described the strike plans as "irresponsible". Should everyone have the right to strike?
The 47-hour action, starting on 5 November, is the third strike date since the firefighters' union announced industrial action over new contracts. London Fire Brigade says changes are needed due to tighter budgets. The FBU says that 79% of its members who voted support the action.
Elsewhere, France's National Assembly has voted to raise the pension age by two years after weeks of industrial action against the change. While the protest movement has lost steam, a new day of action has been declared for Thursday.
Is the right to strike essential for everyone? Should it be removed from emergency workers? Is it right for fuel suppliers to strike? Have you taken part in a strike? Is there an alternative to strike action?
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