Around 1,300 Government staff on strike in Scotland

The Scottish Government has estimated that around 1,283 workers from its core and main agencies are on strike, equating to around 18% of Government staff.

A spokeswoman for the Government said:

"Main Scottish Government and agency buildings have remained open and arrangements are in place to ensure essential business continues."

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Budget day strikes

Thousands of civil servants are striking over pay and pensions. The protest coincides with this year's Budget.