New TUC chief Frances O'Grady, has urged the Government to change course and abandon its austerity programme, while promoting a new industrial policy.
The country needs a "laser-like" focus on creating decent jobs and apprenticeships, especially in parts of the country that need them most, she said.
Workers should be given a say over top pay through employee representation on remuneration committees and there should be a debate about economic democracy, or "worker voice".
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She told reporters: "I don't think it's fully sunk in how really bad that could have been, I know it's not the right decision."