IF TRADE unions did not exist today, someone would have to invent them.
Without unions Britain would be an even more unfair and unequal society than it is already. The rich would be even richer and the poor even poorer.
We would be a less successful economy, falling even further behind our rivals in this increasingly competitive world.
We can see what has gone wrong in Russia. Untamed capitalism has been let rip.
Ordinary people have been given no protection. A totally free market reigns. Markets unleash powerful forces and much energy, but unless they are made to serve the common good, they will sweep the weak and vulnerable before them. Left unchecked they cause the kind of …