Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Category - Union matters

Extending collective bargaining

This Sunday sees the start of TUC Congress 2012 where we all head to Brighton for four days of days of sore heads, chips on the pier and this great movement of ours. This year, for the first time since 1942, the TUC’s...

Collateral damage

Figures released by the TUC this week highlight the shocking extent of long-term youth unemployment. In the last year alone, the amount of young people unemployed for a period of 12 months or more has gone up by 264 per...

Unions and the new economy

‘There will come a time when the Treasury understands economics but it hasn’t happened yet’ and with that remark it was Martin Wolf of the Financial Times who became the darling of the Unions21 annual conference. Our...

The hidden workforce

On Sunday Cameron announced there was ‘no place for racism in Britain’. For once, Mr Cameron is right. What is he going to do about it? Well, there is going to be a football summit. There is no denying that disgusting...

The Labour-trade union link

The Labour-trade union link should stay not just for its historical significance but because it connects the party to working people. Any changes to the party's electoral system should seek to retain this unique...

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