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More than 280 staff working for The Pensions Regulator (TPR) have announced a further 14 days’ strike action over pay. The workers, represented by the PCS union will walk out on October 11, 12, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30 and 31 plus November 1, 2 and 3.

Staff previously took strike action from September 5-18 after TPR became the only government department to refuse to implement the government’s own recommended pay offer of 4.5-5%.

The offer – plus a one-off £1,500 cost-of-living payment – was won by PCS after a six-month campaign that saw three national strikes.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “TPR management’s disgraceful decision to give their staff less than anyone else has served only to backfire on them by making our members more determined than ever to secure a fair pay rise.

“Following their strike action earlier this month, they are returning to the picket line in the expectation their managers will listen to them… or face the possibility of even more strikes in the future.”

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