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The country's largest civil service union is on strike today with action that coincides with George Osborne's budget announcement.There have been many protests like this one in Barnsley by the Public and Commercial Services union.
Members want a five percent pay rise. The action has effected benefits and tax offices as well as job centres. The PCS claim current austerity policies are failing.
Strikers take to the streets in Barnsley as members of the Public and Commercial Services Union hold a day of action over pay and pensions. The strike coincides with budget day with PCS members wanting a 5 percent pay increase. PCS member Neil License said:
"We are going down those failed policies of the 1930s which is about cut, cut, cut. Let's build some council houses. There are thousands of people in Barnsley waiting for council houses. Stuff like that gets the economy moving that will actually get Britain back to work and pay off the deficit."