Thousands of UK civil servants to strike from April 11

(Reuters) – More than 3,000 British civil servants across four government departments will strike from April 11 in a dispute over pay, pensions and job security, the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union said on Friday.

“They demand the government holds meaningful talks with us and puts some money on the table to give them a decent pay rise,” PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka said.

The action will affect the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), Forestry Commission, Rural Payments Agency and Marine Management Organisation, the union added.

(Reporting by Radhika Anilkumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Shilpi Majumdar)