From the TUC

Conservative contradictions

09 Sep 2008, by Guest in Labour market, Society & Welfare

On the same day that George Osborne writes an open letter to the TUC urging trade unions join the Tory big tent, he also announces that he will give backing to the Government’s welfare reforms.  The depth of union hostility to these reforms is very deep. They mark a major shift towards workfare and as Richard Exell explains in an earlier post workfare isn’t good for the unemployed or for those in low paid roles whose job security is threatened by workfare schemes.  The suspicion has to be that the new found Conservative affection for trade unions is skin deep.