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Metropolitan Police civilian staff on New Year's Eve strike

Thousands of police civilian staff including 999 call handlers and detention officers are striking until midnight on New Year's Eve.

The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union called the London strike in protest at a below-inflation 1% pay rise.

Scotland Yard said it had a continuity plan in place for the 24-hour strike.

It comes on the same day that FBU members of the London Fire Brigade will take part in a national strike over pensions and the retirement age.

BBC London's Marc Ashdown reports.

  • 31 Dec 2013