Jobseekers hit as Leamington staff join in strike

Leamington’s Job Centre is among government offices where service is being disrupted today (Wednesday) as staff opt to join in a national strike.

In Leamington, there are 162 union members, while in Warwickshire overall there are around 2,500.

The strike was timed to coincide with the Budget - and another half-day walkout is scheduled to take place on Friday April 5.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “We will quickly follow up our Budget day strike with a walkout on April 5 and step up our campaigning for the Government to take serious action against wealthy tax dodgers.

“With polls showing people are less likely to support Government policies if George Osborne’s name is attached, it is clear the public have lost faith in austerity and want an alternative.”