ref date:14 Sep 1998 (WBA)
Labour places Union Leaders in power positions
Tony Blair continued the policies of destroying collective protection
in the workplace by eroding union power.
The unions had their wings clipped, but now it seems as though he has
relented and placed many senior Union figures into places where they
can influence government policy.
Hopefully the unions will see this an opportunity to ensure no more loony
government policies regarding social welfare and that Labour will
listen when the more lowly paid do ask for help.
A pretty astute move by Blair? We'll see.