THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Trade union leaders have warned of industrial turmoil on a "massive scale" as workers protest at government cuts.
A series of annual conferences are due to be held over coming weeks, with activists expected to vent their anger at the Coalition's austerity measures.
Dave Prentis, the general secretary of Unison, the public service trade union, said: "After the double bank holiday, feel-good factor wears off, the reality of austerity Britain will kick back in.
"Unless this Government changes direction, it is heading for industrial turmoil on a massive scale.
"The Government must understand that Unison will fight tooth and nail to protect and defend public services, and will ballot one million of its members to strike to protect their pensions.
"This will not be a token skirmish, but a prolonged and sustained war, because this Government has declared war on a huge proportion of the population." » | Rosa Prince, Political Correspondent | Monday, May 02, 2011