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U.K. Public Workers’ Union May Strike After Vote

Public-sector workers in Britain’s largest civil-service union voted to strike to protest cuts in pay and working conditions imposed by Prime Minister David Cameron’s government.

The Public and Commercial Services union, representing about 270,000 civil servants, said a ballot of its members showed 61 percent backing for strikes, while eight in every 10 favored some form of “industrial action.” The turnout was 28 percent of those entitled to vote. The union’s executive will meet in “the coming days” to plan how to act.