People support calls for a change in the law to ban strikes by public sector workers if there is a low turnout in strike ballots, according to a survey for The Independent.
Talks aimed at averting a wave of strikes in the autumn were on a knife-edge last night after the Government repeated its warning that most public sector workers would have to work longer and pay more towards their retirement.
Union leaders threatened to walk away from talks over pensions reform today after the Government detailed plans to require most public sector employees to work longer and pay more for less generous entitlements in retirement.
The Government today welcomed an "encouraging" fall in unemployment and a rise in jobs although unions expressed concern about huge cuts among the public sector workforce.
Protesters from Aberystwyth to Aberdeen and from Penzance to Perth will travel to central London today for the biggest demonstration in Britain since the anti-Iraq war marches eight years ago.
TUC hopes to exploit tensions in the coalition as it prepares for march through London on Saturday
Roy Jackson, the former Assistant General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress, was widely respected throughout the movement as one of the leading movers in building up a nationwide system of trade union education. Over 30,000 trade unionists a year would complete the courses he instituted.
They are the new breed of entrepreneurs breathing fresh life into rural Britain, boosting business and creating jobs.
David Cameron today unveiled details of the Government’s long-awaited and controversial plan to reform Britain’s £200 billion benefits system.
David Cameron promised today to spend his premiership fighting for the Big Society as he declared it his "mission".
David Cameron and George Osborne today insisted they would stick to their spending cuts programme despite deepening economic gloom and renewed threats of coordinated strike action.
The leader of North Korea held out a rare olive branch in his New Year message yesterday calling for a "lasting peace" on the Korean peninsula. However, Kim Jong-il tempered the goodwill by warning that his country's military would also continue to prepare itself for fighting through "prompt, merciless and annihilatory action".
Campaigners accused the Government of "going soft" on banks as it unveiled details of its £2.5bn banking levy.
David Cameron's judgment was called into question last night after a new Conservative peer was forced to apologise over remarks that benefit cuts would encourage "breeding" among the poor.
George Osborne, the Chancellor, wants backing from EU finance ministers before imposing new bank bonus rules, in what is being seen as a further attempt to downplay the Government's "tough on banks" stance in response to City pressure.