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Gove attacks union hardliners 'itching for a fight'

Education Secretary Michael Gove has criticised union hardliners "itching for a fight" ahead of Wednesday's public sector strikes.

In a speech at think tank Policy Exchange, Mr Gove warned that 90% of England's schools would be closed by striking teachers and appealed for them to think again.

He said union militants wanted families to be inconvenienced.

But the PCS union said the public supported the strikes.

James Landale reports.

  • 28 Nov 2011
  • From the section UK
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