Unions calls for TUC to be more ‘in your face’

The
TUC risks becoming irrelevant because it is losing influence and not
campaigning on important issues, according to the Transport and General
Workers’ Union.

Tony
Woodley, the T&G’s
general secretary, told the Times:
“The way the unions are working together now creates a dilemma for the TUC.
What does it stand for? Is the TUC going to continue to do what some unions
have and sit on the fence and watch union decline?

“I
would ask people in the TUC to start questioning their relevance in the next
decade.”

Woodley
said he wanted to see the traditionally moderate organisation “be more
campaigning and more in your face”.

His
comments come amid a dissatisfaction
with the TUC by some unions and after the union movement as a whole has shifted
towards the left.

The
TUC, which holds its annual conference next week, declined to comment.

By Daniel Thomas 

 

 

 

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