If you thought Trade Unions was just a lot of lefties making sure no-one gets dismissed from the ranks of the workers – think again, or better still see what Kitty Sue can tell you on the subject. I was a Trade Union Rep. but even I don’t know my history.
Trade Unions are fundamental to a functional democracy. Research shows that Trade Unionism is linked with higher levels of social equality and better public services, as well as better working conditions and rates of pay that ensure people have a decent standard of living. The Conservatives have always hated Trade Unions because they tend to perpetuate and endorse inequality and poor pay. We currently have the highest levels of social inequality in the EU, and it’s even greater than in the USA. We also have the biggest wage drop, pay hasn’t fallen this much since the 1800s. Tories like cheap labor, and profit for big business.
That isn’t in ordinary people’s best interests. The largest study of UK deprivation shows that full-time work is no longer a safeguard against poverty. Yet Conservatives claim to be the party for “hard-working people.”
In a democratic society, governments don’t attempt…
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