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Michael Gove attacks 'hardline' unions over strike

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

In a speech to the think tank Policy Exchange, he described some union leaders as "militant", and accused them of wanting to cause inconvenience to families.

He urged members to think again before walking out.

  • 28 Nov 2011
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