It makes sense and might be something for the Labour Party to think about whilst they are busy `engaging `with trade unions at the TUC. A Living Wage and ending Zero Hours contracts are good and worthy policies, supported by trade unions. But how about some more substantial legal changes to take the restrictions of trade unions, that will promote collective bargaining? If the UN Index has some value it is in the fact that the types of societies and their social ethos is based on notions that lie at the heart of trade union rights. A Labour Government is missing a short cut to more equality - unshackling trade unions from the anti union legislation of Thatcher.
The Nordics, the Dutch and the Swiss - the happiest places in the world - are trade union countries. Can Labour help us join them?