Unions to call for pensions probe

Union leaders are poised to support the commissioning of new research on pensions as part of a campaign against longer working and cuts in payments.

The TUC Congress will debate "attacks" by the Government and private firms on pensions, which has sparked a long-running dispute in the public sector.

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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.