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Prince William’s palace staff may go on strike


London : Prince William and wife Kate’s Kensington Palace staff may go on strike in protest against a 3,000 pound pay cut. The staff, who deal with members of the public visiting the palace in central London, have been asked to accept reduced working hours, which will hit their annual earnings hard, ‘The Sunday Times’ reported.

  The UK’s Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) is to hold talks on a compromise deal tomorrow but a source close to the negotiations told the newspaper that a ballot to strike was likely to follow. All the workers involved are uniformed wardens who are employed in the parts of the palace open to the public, protecting the exhibits and helping visitors, as well as working in the ticket office. The staff at Kensington Palace are threatening to go on strike after rejecting plans forcing them to accept a 3,000 pounds pay cut, the report said, reports PTI.