By Marcus Leach

Unions set to strike on November 30th over public sector pensions are being warned that the government are prepared to pass tough new strike laws and scrap the pension reform deal if the strikes go ahead.

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has, as patience in government ranks begins to wear thin, warned that it is 'absolutely within our power' to withdraw the concessions that have already been made.

“If they do call out their members on strike at a time of huge fragility for our economy then the case for reform of the ballot laws will become very pressing. I don’t sense any appetite amongst most of the union leaders to go in for protracted prolonged industrial action,” he said.

There has been a gathering of momentum for the proposed strikes over the past few weeks, with the teachers' union the latest to join the action.

Join us on
Follow @freshbusiness