Unions are now the only viable safety net for workers – Yorkshire Post


In the past year, we have learned how progress – in civic terms – can be reversed much quicker than it is made.

As 2014 arrives, ordinary people face a future in which many of their legal rights have been stripped away and trades unions will emerge as the only viable safety net for the working public.

These are the facts as they stand: reductions in public spending have resulted in the rolling back of hard fought legal rights and access to justice. Systems which have protected vulnerable citizens for generations have been swept away.

An unhappy note on which to focus when growth has finally returned to the UK economy, but what is the price of prosperity when working people have to forfeit so much?

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