Unions threaten mass cuts protests

THE Trades Union Conference (TUC) issued a stark set of warnings about industrial unrest later this year after it said public spending cuts will hit the UK’s poorest 13 times harder than the richest.

Unions will discuss during their three-day annual conference whether to launch a nationwide set of strikes.

Labour candidate Ed Miliband has lashed out at such warnings, saying the unions need to act more responsibly.

Meanwhile, it was claimed that the government doesn’t need to cut a single job in the public and civil services. The Public and Commercial Services union said that other measures, such as the scrapping of trident and a clampdown on tax avoidance, would help reduce the deficit.