"Leaders of the Public and Commercial Services union have agreed to call a second strike, following a 24-hour walkout by civil servants and teachers in June.
"Mark Serwotka, the head of the union, said he believed millions of public sector workers would take part in industrial action. He also suggested that the one-day stoppage would trigger other industrial action running up to Christmas.
"No date has been fixed for the strike, but Mr Serwotka said it was likely to be in the middle or end of November. The Government's pre-Budget report is being announced on Nov 29."