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Strikes Dent Optimism Over UK Recovery

It's a robust recovery, the UK leading its G7 peers on the climb back to growth. Or is it? Thousands of striking public sector workers are asking where their share of the spoils is. Recent data has others wondering too. Factory output in May suffered its biggest fall since January of last year. And the UK trade gap widened. As for the public sector workers: many are on strike over wages, which, they say, have barely moved in years of pay freezes. Brenda Kelly of IG.

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