Not that we have had them for a while. This is the TUC’s statement with the CBI about unpaid work and workfare. I am going to explain what it means. We have had an expansion of welfare to the working population. Once a worker is welfare dependent, it doesn’t actually matter if they have a trade union because the government can tinker direct with the economy and their income without ever consulting one. The transfer of welfare spending to the working population, combined with the easy availability of credit, has driven wages to the floor. Now everyones wages will be depressed, and the percentage of the labour in the economy done for benefits and benefits alone will increase. Until we have a no wage economy of people with no democratic or legal representation.
The power of labour to challenge capital is to be absorbed into the benefits system. Trade unions are no longer necessary.
The TUC are umbilically linked to the Labour Party, who are umbilically linked to finance. The TUC now exist to undemine paid labour, and to drive down wages, so that the working population are disenfranchised, and unable to survive, so vulnerable to exploitation.
They did this because Frances O Grady is on 90k a year and why the fuck would she give a shit? The TUC have worked hard to prevent all opposition to austerity unless it can be harvested for the Labour Party and the finance sector it is done in the interests of. THey are vicious with people who challenge them. Old union bullies, They have delivered austerity for the Tories.
This is a message, The trade unions are fair game. The Tories never needed to ban trade unions or strikes, the trade unions are so locked into their fat trough they abandoned us years ago. Existing ONLY to steal our money, and provide lefty bullshit to prevent the discussing of our economic policy, its relationship to our social policy and inequality faultlines.