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Why Unions Must Be Part of Our Long-Term Economic Solution

The Trade Union Congress, like a Seventies revival band, rolled into Bournemouth this week. There will, I predict, be few surprises. From the conference floor, we will hear all the old hits replayed with industrial action threatened, government failure and employer callousness slammed by a succession of speakers. In response, the media, politicians and business will react by painting unions as out-of-touch and a brake on progress. It is a familiar if depressing narrative.

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