Union: Quarter of a million workers to take part in strike

The Public and Commercial Services union said almost 250,000 workers will take part in a rolling series of walkouts and protests as it steps up its campaign against budget cuts.

A 24-hour strike will be held on March 20, the day Chancellor George Osborne presents the Budget to Parliament.

PCS members protested against budget cuts at Whitehall in November
PCS members protested against budget cuts at Whitehall in November Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Further national stoppages will be held, of varying durations and targeting different parts of the civil service, with dates to be announced at a later stage.

Other forms of disruptive industrial action will also be held, and the PCS said it will seek to co-ordination with other unions on pay and pensions.

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