Workers at the Department for the Environment have been taking strike action over pay and conditions.
In Cumbria, members of the PCS Union walked out in Carlisle and Workington. The union says it's willing to enter into meaningful negotiations.
David Niven the Branch Organiser for the PCS Union at Carlisle's RPA spoke to ITV Border and explained why they are striking and what they are hoping for.
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