Star date: 20th March 2013
CIVIL SERVANTS STRIKE OVER PAY AND CONDITIONS
"What people don't understand is that vast numbers of civil servants are lowly paid and hard working" Richard Bailey, PCS.
As George Osborne was announcing yet more cuts in his Budget today, civil servants from the trade union PCS (Public and Commercial Services) manned picket lines in Salford, on a one day strike in protest at pay, pensions and conditions.
The union says that its members stand to lose around 20% of their income, while basic working conditions, like holidays, flexible working and sick pay are all under attack.
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