Dave Prentis, Unison general secretary, proposes a motion calling for strikes at the TUC conference:
"We've had enough. We've been patient, co-operative and we must say enough is enough.
"If we don't say it now, they [the government] will be back for more and more and more again.
"We will engage with them... but if they impose change by diktat, we will take industrial action.
"It's the fight of our lives. I know it's an over-used cliché, but make no mistake, this is it."