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Monday, May 01, 2006

Is union man back?

There's an interesting piece in the New Statesman about the potential re-growth in importance of the Trades Unions. Clearly depending on your politics will determine whether this is a good thing or not, but as far as I'm concerned, it has to be, if only to stop Labbour's continuing drift to the right. However, for me the big problem for the unions is their inept management an infighting. The continuing trend for mergers threatens to undermine the whole movement by homogenising the membership.

Is union man back?

As public sector workers get restive and rich donors back off, the Labour Party is being forced to reassess the importance of the trade unions. The balance of power is starting to shift, reports Martin Bright

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