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PCS members have voted for strike action
Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) have voted by a clear majority in favour of strike action and action short of strike, in their dispute over pensions, pay and job cuts.
61.1% of members voted in favour of strike action and 83.6% in favour of action short of strike, on a turnout of 32.4%.
This result follows votes in favour of strike action by two teaching unions.
A coordinated 24-hour strike is planned for 30 June 2011. PCS will then have an overtime ban throughout July.