Jeremy Hunt
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Union 'holding gun to country's head'

The cabinet minister responsible for the Olympics has told the BBC that striking trade unionists are "holding a gun to the country's head".

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that the PCS union, whose members are set hold a 24-hour strike on Thursday, the day before the Olympic opening ceremony, is misjudging the public mood.

The strike has been called over 8,500 job losses in the Home Office and cuts to border staff.

  • 23 Jul 2012