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Business and education department staff to consider strike

Civil servants at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Education are set to participate in a ballot about taking action in a pay dispute.

The Public and Commercial Services Union announced on 6 February that it would ballot more than 120,000 members working in Whitehall on strike action as well as action short of strike, which would take place in May.

The PCS is demanding a fully funded pay rise significantly above the rate of inflation and national pay bargaining across the civil service and related areas. A spokesman for the union confirmed that staff in the education and business departments would be balloted but could not reveal how many would be involved.

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