The workers, united
I welcome David Goodhart’s article (“Bad job for Britain,” July), but it is important that we make a clear distinction between the services that unions offer to members and the political campaigning of some of their leaders.
I have seen first hand how extraordinary the work done by unions, as part of the “big society,” can be, and what a difference it can make to workers. Sadly, union activities on the ground are very different from the behaviour of leaders at the top, many of whom run strongly ideological campaigns that ensure that, as Goodhart points out, …
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