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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Tory War Games betray a deep hatred of trade unions

Hatred of trade unions runs deep in the Tory DNA. Few were fooled during the pre-election period of Tory rebranding when it was claimed that the Tories would develop a ‘strong bond with unions'. http://www.personneltoday.com/articles/2009/01/15/48985/interview-richard-balfe-conservative-trade-union-envoy.html

Today’s planted report in the Daily Mail that ‘a secret war plan to prevent a general strike has been drawn up by ministers – with thousands of union-busting workers lined up to cross militant picket lines’ confirms that the Tory leopard has not changed its spots:

A determination to fight and a unity of purpose is required from the trade union movement which surpasses that of the Tory class warriors. Trade unions are used to standing up to bullies and if we survived Thatcher we will certainly survive Cameron.