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Staff at courts and job centres go on strike
11:36am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
WORKERS across the region are staging a walk-out today in response to pay cuts and pension changes. Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) are on strike as the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivers the budget.
Picket lines have been set up at courts, job centres and offices across Merseyside as staff attempt to make a stand.
The PCS, which has around 250,000 members taking part in the walk-out, says Government ministers have refused to negotiate them and left them with no other option than to strike.
Among the issues being contested is a four-year pay freeze which workers say has left many struggling to make ends meet.
Among services disrupted are at courts, where some trials are not sitting.