Labour and general strike: GMB, Unison and Kevin Maguire
30 September 2012 Last updated at 12:40 BST
Ed Miliband can thank union support for becoming Labour leader but he is set to clash with left-wing union bosses fighting government spending cuts who are looking into organising a general strike.
Susana Mendonca spoke to union activists in Manchester for their views of the Labour leadership and co-ordinated industrial action.
She heard from shop steward Dave Schofield from GMB Manchester, Unison Stockport branch secretary Angela Rayner and Daily Mirror Associate Editor Kevin Maguire.
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