British steel unions vote to end 13-week-old strike

Britain's two largest steel unions decided Tuesday to end their 13-week-old strike, Britain's first nationwide steel shutdown in 54 years and the longest strike to hit an entire industry in the country since World War II. A joint meeting of the executive committees of the Iron and Steel Workers Confederation and the National Union of Blastfurnacemen voted 42 to 27 to accept a 15.5 percent raise and ordered their members back to work Wednesday.

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