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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Unions are Labour’s greatest asset

#TUC13 In the aftermath of yesterday’s Ed Miliband speech to TUC Congress (which underwhelmed all but the easily pleased), Seumas Milne cautions him against ending the collective role of Labour’s 'greatest asset' in party structures. 'There are multiple compromises that could be reached which would combine greater individual rights for affiliated union members while maintaining the unions' collective role. There's no reason why a basic agreement couldn't be reached in the next few weeks. The alternative could be eventual rupture’