From the TUC

It’s hip to be…union!

03 Aug 2009, By

Trade unionists reading The Guardian on Saturday morning (of which I’d imagine there were a fair number) would have been forgiven for choking on their cornflakes when they read the headline in the ‘Work’ section – ‘Are Unions Back in Fashion?’.  What followed was, what I thought to be, a relatively positive and well balanced article that as well as (of course) looking at the decline in union membership since the 70s, also focused on how unions are responding to the recession (and because because of it, possibly being seen as relevant for the first time by many workers) and attempting to broaden the profile of workers that they represent. 

You can read the article here.