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Francis Maude: 'Union leaders are acting irresponsibly'

Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude has said that Union leaders have "jumped the gun" and acted "irresponsibly" by calling a strike on 30 November against public sector pension changes.

The TUC's day of action has the support of 15 trade unions, with more still to declare their ballot results.

Mr Maude has warned unions that the pension reform deal currently on the table will be withdrawn if they don't call off their action.

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