The war on unions is on – it's time to fight back

The rants of trade unions' enemies don’t bear any resemblance to my experience as a unionist. My memories of nearly 20 years as a union official are about people.


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I’m not much for memorabilia, but in my office is a signed cricket bat in a handsome presentation case. The inscription on it says “128 Not-In”.

I look at it sometimes and think about what it is that unions do. About what motivates members, delegates and officials. I’ve been looking at it regularly as a vicious, defamatory campaign has been rolled out against unionism.

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Tim Lyons

http://www.theguardian.com/

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