A stand at the TUC congress
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Call for unity as TUC's annual congress begins

8 September 2013 Last updated at 19:30 BST

Hundreds of trade unionists have gathered in Bournemouth for the first day of the TUC annual conference.

Labour leader Ed Miliband could be expecting a tough reception when he arrives on Tuesday, as his plans to reform links between the Unions and the Labour Party threaten to overshadow the event.

John Moylan reports.