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Staff at the Pensions Regulator are set to take two weeks of strike action in an ongoing dispute over pay. The workers, represented by the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) are set to walk out from September 5-18 after being offered a pay rise of 3 per cent.

PCS have argued that the pay offer suggests to Pensions Regulator staff that the government sees them as ‘worth less’ than other civil servants, as other departments have seen pay rises of over 4.5 per cent.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “Our hard-working members at the Pensions Regulator demand to know why they’re deemed worth less than their colleagues elsewhere. They’re furious at finding out the government is treating them as the poor relations of the civil service.

“If ministers want to end what will be disruptive strike action, they can treat these workers fairly and with respect, offering them at least the same pay rise everyone else needs to help them through the cost-of-living crisis and beyond.”

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