Boost for Ed Miliband as union members back his 'opt-in' reforms of Labour-union relations
Andrew GriceEd Miliband’s plan to recast Labour’s relationship with the trade unions enjoys strong support among ordinary union members, fuelling claims that their leaders are “out of touch” for opposing them.
A YouGov survey for the Labour Uncut blog also suggests that Mr Miliband can reap an electoral benefit if he sticks to his guns and forces through his changes. Some 16 per cent of the public say his reforms make them more likely to vote Labour at the next election, with only 4 per cent saying they are less likely to support the party – a potentially significant boost in a close election.
On the opening day of the TUC conference on Sunday, union bosses accused the Labour leader of trying to break the party’s link with its union founders.
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" Boost for Ed Miliband as union members back his 'opt-in' reforms of Labour-union relations", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2013. Consulté le 29/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/boost-for-ed-miliband-as-union-members-back-his-opt-in-reforms-of-labour-union-relations