Unite general secretary Len McCluskey tells the Guardian newspaper that employees should consider strike action during the Olympics in the summer:
"The attacks that are being launched on public sector workers at the moment are so deep and ideological that the idea the world should arrive in London and have these wonderful Olympic Games as though everything is nice and rosy in the garden is unthinkable.
"Our very way of life is being attacked. By then this crazy health and social care bill may have been passed, so we are looking at the privatisation of our National Health Service. I believe the unions, and the general community, have got every right to be out protesting."
"If there is a protest, then the purpose of protest is to bring your grievances to the attention of as many people as possible."