SOCIAL security offices and job centres in Fife could be closed tomorrow (Thursday) as "infuriated" members of the Public and Commercial Services union are set to go on strike in a row over pensions, jobs and pay.

The Fife branch of the Department of Work and Pensions, which represents more than 500 members in job centres, local pensions and the Child Support Agency, reported "strong support" for industrial action among civil servants.

Branch secretary Linda Hancock said, "Recent Government comments regarding public sector pensions by ministers such as Danny Alexander have infuriated our members who will have to work longer, pay more and receive less.

"Future cuts to services and jobs mean civil servants in Fife have a very uncertain future." The PCS said no public sector jobs needed to be lost and has told the Government to invest in public services to help the economy grow and clamp down on "wealthy tax dodgers". Across the country, the PCS said they expected around 250,000 of its members to walk out and said strike action was also planned by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, the National Union of Teachers and the University and College Union.