Civil servants will stage a 24-hour strike on Budget day today, in a row over pay, pensions and working conditions.
It is thought up to 250,000 members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) will join the walkout, which will hit job centres, border control at airports, tax offices and courts.
A half day of action has also been called on April 5th, as part of a three month long campaign of action.
Picket lines will be placed outside government offices, museums, galleries and the Houses of Parliament.
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