Labour MP John McDonnell urged TUC leaders to call co-ordinated strikes as part of the fight against austerity today, writes Luke James.
Mr McDonnell dismissed the Chancellor's latest Budget as "tosser economics," adding: "Any economist with a pulse is saying austerity isn't working."
The PCS parliamentary group chairman told a rally of striking workers: "We're being polite when we call for 'co-ordinated action' - we want a general strike."
He told the Star that people were on strike "because they know this budget attacks their jobs, attacks their pay and will come back for further cuts to their pensions.
"This is a start of a fresh mobilisation and another spring of activity. People are angry but they are determined to fight back."
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