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.