A provocative shot across the bows of Britain's trade union movement was fired from David Cameron's Downing Street bunker today.
There will be no compromise on public-sector wage freezes or pension cuts, warned a spokesman for the Prime Minister.
"We have put in place some changes in pensions and we do not intend to reopen these talks," said the spokesman.
He added: "We have put in place a public-sector pay freeze for two years and we do not intend to reopen that decision either."
Strike action would "benefit no-one,' he declared.
"Our economy faces significant challenges and actually what we need is for the country to come together to deal with these challenges."
The spokesman claimed that there were no "current plans" to change the law on strikes.
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