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Asked whether the Prime Minister was disappointed by the announcement on strike ballots, the PMS said that the Government’s view was that the best way forward was to continue with talks and that we had always been very clear that we should try to have a constructive dialogue with the unions. He added that clearly it was disappointing that there had been calls for industrial action, particularly given that the talks were still ongoing.

The PMS continued that, on the point on pensions, Government had been very clear about the need for reform, but we had also been making the point that even after these reforms came through, public sector pensions would still be amongst the very best available.

Asked whether the Prime Minister believed it was responsible for the unions to call for strikes, the PMS responded that clearly we didn’t agree with their decision.

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