TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber
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TUC leader: Cuts killing economic confidence

The government's spending cuts amount to a "national programme of self-harm", the leader of the TUC has said.

Brendan Barber argued that the coalition's policies had "killed" economic confidence, while ministers were "sitting on their hands".

He also said rises in public sector pension contributions would hit living standards, and warned that unions were contemplating co-ordinated strikes.

  • 09 Sep 2011
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