PCS: Workers' lives are being made difficult by cuts

Union officials said the Government was planning to attack hours, holidays, sick pay and flexible arrangements under a review of working conditions announced last year.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said the lives of civil and public servants were being made more difficult by cuts.

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Strike ballot for civil servants

A quarter of a million civil servants are to be balloted on strikes over pay, pensions and working conditions.