The PCS union claims some court proceeding are being delayed today by strike action.
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Pickets are also on duty outside Government offices and other departments, including the Office for National Statistics in London where the latest unemployment figures have been published.
PCS members handed out leaflets which say the dispute is the most serious ever faced by the union.
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