Alan Johnson and Michael Portillo
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Alan Johnson backs trade unions' day of strike action

Trade union members across the UK are set to strike over the issue of public sector pensions on Wednesday 30 November.

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson said he backs this day of strike action, but former defence secretary Michael Portillo claimed the government would win the argument over pensions.

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