The dwindling union membership of private sector workers has meant that the two biggest private sector unions, the EPMU and the SFWU have merged.
Both the EPMU and the SFWU were affiliates of the Labour Party, and there was a strong anti-Government feeling at [yesterday]’s launch, fuelled by acting leader Annette King.
“Ministers like Minister Jonathan Coleman say unions are our political enemy… they should be our political allies,” she said.
“We were born out of the union movement and when you have organised labour and a strong political movement in parliament, you’ve got a far better country.”
Lets stop and consider whether the union movement is actually good for Labour. Read more »