Civil servants stage one-day strike

Civil servants in government departments, driving test centres, museums and galleries will stage a 24-hour strike on Budget day in a bitter row over pay, pensions and working conditions.

The Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) said up to 250,000 of its members will join the walkout, which will also hit jobcentres, tax offices, border patrols at ports and airports, and courts. All Wednesday's business in the Welsh Assembly has been cancelled because Labour and Plaid members will not cross a picket line.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%