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Unite boss ‘would back illegal strikes’

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The leader of Unite, Len McCluskey has said co-ordinated public sector industrial action on spend was “very much on the cards” in the coming months.

The boss of Britain’s biggest league said he would go as far as to support illegal strike action in demonstrate over the 1% public sector fee cover.

Since March, affect ballots have had to achieve a 50% turnout for legal industrial action to go ahead.

The BBC understands rectors will lift the detonator for police and prison officers.

‘Artificial threshold’

Mr McCluskey, who is the latest major union figure to peril pervasive protests, told you he would defy the legal requirement that strike action needed to be approved by a referendum with a turnout of more than 50%.