London 2012 Olympics: Games strike action threat branded ‘unpatriotic’ by Downing Street

McCluskey suggested in a newspaper interview that unions could stage industrial action during the Games as part of their campaign against Government cuts.

The leader of the country’s largest trade union said workers should consider using strike action over the period so as to achieve maximum disruption.

“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,” he told The Guardian.

“The unions, and the general community, have got every right to be out protesting. If the Olympics provide us with an opportunity, then that’s exactly one that we should be looking at.”

While McClusky stated that a definitive plan for industrial action over the Games has yet to be established he warned that the protests could “absolutely” include strikes.

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HOW PATHETIC!