COURT staff went on strike in Huddersfield for a second day - demanding higher pay and pensions.

A group of pickets braved the weather to stand outside Huddersfield County Court.

They joined about 20,000 fellow civil servants from the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) who have accused the government of driving wages down.

Low grade staff at the court building earn £10,500 per year.

Eddie Spence, PCS regional secretary for Yorkshire and Humberside, commented:

"These strikes are the last resort for our members. However, they mark the beginning of a long and bitter dispute over pay unless these departments come to their senses."