Thousands of people are expected to strike in the Midlands today over working conditions.
According to the The Public and Commercial Services Union, court, job centre and tax office workers will walk out from 1pm.
The union says the government's review of working conditions could mean people have to work longer hours with less flexibility for family arrangements.
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