Tax officers in Leicester on strike over pay and pensions
Tax officers in Leicester went on strike today over pay, pensions and work conditions.
Picket lines were in place outside tax offices at Saxon House, in Causeway Lane, and City Gate House, in St Margaret's Way, from early today.
Nationally, the Public and Commercial Services union said up to 250,000 of its members at government departments and bodies were due to be involved in the "Budget Day" walkout.
The PCS, which has begun a three month campaign of action, says ministers have refused to negotiate over cuts.
The Cabinet Office has called the action "futile" and "irresponsible".