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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Who is the new TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady?

  • In 1997, she was appointed to head up the New Unionism campaign and launched the TUC's Organising Academy.
  • Frances went on to head up the TUC’s organisation department in 1999. She was appointed Deputy General Secretary in 2003.
  • She will become the TUC's first female general secretary when she takes over from Brendan Barber at the end of the year.

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