Civil servants endorse strike

THOUSANDS of civil servants have voted in favour of a national strike at the end of the month over pension reform, two unions said yesterday, bringing the prospect of a national stoppage involving millions of workers a step closer. The FDA union, representing 19,000 senior government worker, said that on a turnout of 54 per cent, 81 per cent had voted in favour. Prospect, which represents 30,000 civil servants, said members voted three to one in favour of action.