More than 133,000 UK public servants to strike on 28 April

<span>Photograph: Guy Smallman/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Guy Smallman/Getty Images

More than 133,000 civil and public servants will go on strike on 28 April at the end of a month of industrial action, a leading union has said.

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) said its members would be on strike throughout April, including another all-out strike by 133,000 civil and public servants on 28 April.

It comes after the government previously made moves to end strikes in the transport and health sectors with revised pay offers but some civil service unions fear their members are being left behind.

PCS members are taking industrial action over pay, pensions, redundancy terms and job security, with workers in the Passport Office going on strike for five weeks until 6 May.

Members working for Ofgem in Canary Wharf and Glasgow also announced six days’ strike action from 10-14 April and on 17 April on Monday.

The PCS union previously held a strike of workers from across 123 government departments on 15 March.

Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the PCS, said: “Our members are not backing down in this dispute. Ministers need to take notice that we’re escalating our action and they need to resolve the dispute by putting money on the table.

“We know our strikes have already caused serious disruption. The new strikes and another national day of action will pile the pressure on a government that refuses to listen.”