The new leader of the TUC has pledged to "reach out, campaign and fight back more" as workers and families struggle under the Government's austerity measures.
Frances O'Grady, who succeeds Brendan Barber as general secretary at the end of the year, said she will make sure governments and political parties do not take unions for granted.
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