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Strikes 'could be a disastrous mistake'

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Services including job centres and courts will be hit and many schools closed as hundreds of thousands of public sector workers go on strike over pensions.

North England correspondent Ed Thomas reports from a picket line in Newcastle.

And political correspondent Norman Smith investigates the "profound sense of unease" among unions.


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