Civil servants get two days extra paid time off to party

Sarah Coles
Loughborough event
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It's a tricky business launching a full-scale all-out strike when you're a public servant. You need to work hard to get the public on your side, so that when you put them in physical danger, or cause them immense hassle and inconvenience, they decide it's all worth it in the long run if a hard-working body of employees gets a basic right they are entitled to. It's a battle of hearts and minds.

And one that's not helped by a massive chunk of the workforce taking extra paid time off for a very public knees-up.