Members of the Public & Commercial Services union have planned a strike over the usual employment related arguments of pay and pensions. Civil Servants from government departments, courts and driving test centres will strike on Friday as part of more ongoing campaign as the PCS continue to argue that they want to put pressure on the government to at least begin talks. The PCS have said, “Civil and public servants are working harder than ever to provide the services we all rely on but, instead of rewarding them, the government is imposing cuts to their pay, raiding their pensions and trying to rip up their basic working conditions. “We have asked for talks but ministers and senior officials have refused, so we are taking action to oppose and shine a light on what are deeply unfair and unnecessary cuts to the living standards of hard-working public servants.” The Home Office has said they have plans in place to minimise the impact of these strikes as much as possible and the Driving Standards Agency has already said that they are aiming to go ahead with tests that are planned for the day of the strike. They have also confirmed that out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed if tests are cancelled. The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article. Setfords Solicitors are a national full service law firm, with employment solicitors in Ryde and across the country.