The last day of the TUC Congress has seen the election of Liz Snape as the next President for the forthcoming year. The TUC have released a press announcement which can be found HERE The release ends with the following: ‘Liz lives in London with her partner and two daughters and is a huge Arsenal fan’. For those who do not know who Liz’s partner is, it is Dave Prentice, General Secretary of UNISON. Liz Snape has a long list of trade union credentials to her name, perhaps the most significant being Assistant General Secretary of UNISON.
The Trade Union Bill attacks the Trade Unions right to represent members, take industrial action and be an effective voice in the workplace. In short, it heralds the end of worker led representation and collective bargaining in the workplace. Handing all the power to the employer, if you think it’s bad now, wait until this Bill becomes law.