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Army used as 'strike breakers'

After the Army’s successful role in the Olympic Games when troops were drafted in to help G4S to provide security, the Prime Minister wants the Forces to fill in routinely for striking workers according to a report in the Times.

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Unions to call for banking shake-up at annual conference

Union leaders are to call for a major shake-up of the banking sector to tackle concerns over lending, executive pay and the UK's slow recovery from recession.

The TUC will press for a series of changes at its annual congress next week, including a state investment bank, greater diversity in the banking system and a crackdown on bonuses.

TUC general secretary Brendan Barber. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The union organisation will also press the case for worker representation on company remuneration committees.

The TUC General Council will issue a statement at the Brighton conference, which begins on Sunday, saying that the Government's Green Investment Bank should be made into a "proper bank", with the ability to raise its own funds.

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