Civil servants take strike action

CIVIL servants formed a picket line yesterday (Wednesday) morning as they staged a one-day strike to demand improvements to their pay and pension. Around 350 workers at Stevenage Land Registry, along with court service employees and staff at the Departmen

CIVIL servants formed a picket line yesterday (Wednesday) morning as they staged a one-day strike to demand improvements to their pay and pension.

Around 350 workers at Stevenage Land Registry, along with court service employees and staff at the Department of Work and Pensions in Stevenage, are taking industrial action.

They will now have a two-week period of working to rule and a ban on overtime.

Sean Ryan, chairman of the Stevenage branch of the Public and Commercial Services Union, which organised the strike, said: "In terms of industrial action it's something we regret.


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"Our members don't want it and the unions don't want it.

"It's our hope that we can reach a settlement with the cabinet office without the need for further action.

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