“Ooh! We can’t do that. It’s illegal.”

Posted: December 3, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized


When I was a shop steward in the 1970’s I remember our plant convener saying, and to some extent I agreed that a trades union should not be political, but strive to improve the wages and conditions of its members.

I did have some difficulty with this, as politics is often the cause of our struggle against injustice.

I now wholeheartedly believe that trades unions must be political, particularly in light of the enemy we now face.

Where the hell are they; hiding behind anti trades union legislation? Well, they should be reminded that we are lucky the Tolpuddle Martyrs didn’t say “Ooh! We can’t do that. It’s illegal.”

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  1. Thanks for reblogging. I’m a bit behind with my emails- nearly 5,000 behind, in fact and trying hard to catch up!

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