Battle lines drawn as national strike looms

26th June 2011, Comments 0 comments

It will, says one of the unions involved, be "the biggest strike in a generation." Dave Prentis, leader of another public sector union, Unison, promises the greatest wave of industrial action "since the general strike" of 1926. As Thursday's walkout of civil servants and teachers draws near, there is the unmistakeable sound of fists beating on chests.

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