November 28, 2011
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“Union leaders have declared there is nothing the Government can do to avert the biggest strikes in a generation this week. As the Army is put on standby to secure Britain’s borders, millions of public sector workers are being warned that a ‘hugely generous’ pensions offer from ministers will be withdrawn if a deal is not agreed by the end of the year.
But the head of the Trades Union Congress, Brendan Barber, said it was ‘unlikely’ there was anything the Government could say to persuade him to call off Wednesday’s action.”