Civil servants walk out

Civil and public servants in Gloucester are going on strike for a third day.

They will be creating picket lines on Budget day in a row over over cuts to their redundancy terms.

The strike, called by the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), will involve staff at the Jobcentre, Land Registry, tax workers, border agency officials, courts staff and Ministry of Defence workers.

The union claims imposed changes to the compensation scheme will see staff lose up to a third of their entitlements and lead to loyal civil and public servants losing tens of thousands of pounds if they are forced out of a job.  

This is the third walkout, following action on March 8th and 9th.