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PCS defends members

Mark Serwotka from the PCS has criticised the reaction to staff over the proposed industrial action

To have civil servants have their patriotism questioned by failed politicians like Jeremy Hunt is unacceptable. I understand the reaction the Government was able to whip up.

But we are happy to say this action has been called off.

– Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary


Border Agency strikes could affect Olympics

It is eight days to the start of the Olympics, and two unions have announced strikes that could affect the Games directly.

In a row over Government cuts, airport immigration staff have said they will walk out the day before the Games' opening ceremony, threatening further industrial action during the Olympics.

Our Business Correspondent, Glen Goodman, has the details.