How the Unions Got Covid Right

While the government meandered in mixed messaging, misconduct, and mistakes, trade unions have consistently called the pandemic correctly — but have been ignored.

General secretary of the TUC, Frances O’Grady takes part in a discussion about rebuilding the UK economy after the effects of Covid 19 hosted by James Harding (left) during the CBI annual conference at ITN Headquarters in central London. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images)

Once upon a time, the end was twelve weeks away — that was almost twelve months ago. Then we were told it would be Easter, then Christmas, and then came this third lockdown, with vaccination providing some relief. Over-promising and under-delivering has become the prime ministerial trademark of this pandemic. ‘Boris can’t change who he […]

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