The rift between Britain's labor party and labor movement widens: Civil servants are today set for a double showdown in Westminster over the ongoing pay dispute and the massive job cull announced by the chancellor, Gordon Brown, in Monday's spending review. Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) will voice concerns over low pay, redundancies and service cuts when they protest at the House of Commons today. The workers are scheduled to tackle the long-running row over pay at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), but will also use the opportunity to convey their shock to politicians over Mr Brown's announcement of cuts of up to 100,000 jobs in the civil service, as part of his efficiency drive. The PCS general secretary, Mark Serwotka, said: "We are very disappointed and angry at the way this has been handled and we will use every opportunity to meet with ministers and officials to demand answers. "We will oppose mass job cuts and industrial action may form part of our campaign."


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