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Civil servants to strike on Friday in pay dispute

NIPSA general secretary Alison Millar
NIPSA general secretary Alison Millar

By Tom Pilgrim

Civil servants in Northern Ireland are set to strike tomorrow over pay and conditions.

Members of the trade union Nipsa will stage a one-day strike over an offer from employers of a 1.25% pay increase and changes to their terms and conditions of employment.

Nipsa said both have been imposed on workers "without proper and meaningful consultation".

Rallies will take place at Grosvenor Hall in Belfast and the City Hotel in Londonderry.

Nipsa general secretary Alison Millar said members were prompted to vote to strike by anger over receiving a pay increase which was below the rate of inflation for the ninth year in a row.

"This is not a decision our members took lightly, however, our members are angry that they have received, for the ninth year running, a below inflation pay increase," she said.

"In addition, their terms and conditions of employment are under attack.

"Our members have clearly demonstrated their anger."

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