Brendan Barber of the TUC warns of "grim year" in 2011

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General Secretary of the TUC, Brendan Barber, discusses the possibility of co-ordinated union strike action in 2011.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live presenter Andy Verity, the union boss argues that the coalition's austerity measures may force widespread industrial action in the New Year.

"It's a real possibility," Barber admits on 5 live Breakfast.

"This coming year's going to be a pretty grim year for many, many people."

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5 live Breakfast is broadcast Monday - Friday, 06:00 - 10:00 on BBC Radio 5 live.

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