JOBCENTRE staff were back at work today following a two-day strike - with both sides clashing over the impact of the stoppage.
Staff at Huddersfield Jobcentre Plus were among those taking part in the 48-hour walkout in a row over pay.
The Public and Commercial Services Union said thousands of members took part in the strike across the UK.
They said that up to 90% of members answered the call for strike action, closing 146 out of 1,300 Jobcentres and benefits offices.
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said workers were still angry at the levels of "poverty pay and unequal salaries" in the Civil Service.
But the Department for Work and Pensions said two-thirds of its 140,000-strong staff worked as normal.
In Yorkshire, the DWP said all Job- centres were open and operating normally.
A spokesman said: "We are disappointed things have reached a stage of conflict.
"It would be reassuring to think that further negotiations can take place."