Unions warn of attacks 'worse than the 1980s' from Tory government

Unions face a new wave of attacks from the Conservative government on a greater scale than in the 1980s, according to one top official.

Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), will press for co-ordinated action from unions.

He will tell the PCS annual conference in Brighton today:

He will tell delegates that many people will be feeling "demoralised and afraid" after the general election.

Mr Serwotka will also say that the political system is failing to reflect people's views, adding: "Our union is a long-standing supporter of proportional representation - and now is time to step up the campaign.