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TUC conference: Brendan Barber on strikes and union support

12 September 2011 Last updated at 14:28 BST

The TUC general secretary claims unions enjoy "broad-based public support" as an autumn of possible strikes loom over public sector cuts and pension reforms.

He was asked why he appeared to change his mind after previously claiming a programme of civil disobedience would be "counter productive" when he spoke to Andrew Neil from the TUC conference in London.

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