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Budget day strike action

Civil servants will stage a 24-hour strike on Budget day today, in a row over pay, pensions and working conditions.

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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 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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