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Power and Privilege

Unions have been in the news recently, with the Trade Union Bill currently in Parliament, and the national ‘heartunions’ campaign this week.
It is generally known that greater democracy is conducive to greater equality but the mechanisms whereby inequality undermines democracy are perhaps less well understood. 
We recently asked our supporters what skills and knowledge they might be prepared to lend us in our campaign for a fairer UK. We received a great response and this one (below) from Clare was so inspiring, we thought we'd turn it into a blog!
Today marks the end of the Government’s consultation on its Trade Union Bill, a Bill that has not been without controversy.
Is a mother who has just given birth and is sitting in her hospital bed, by definition, work-shy? Is a father who raises three young kids full time while his partner works by definition work-shy? If you answered no to those questions, congratulations!
This week has already been an interesting one in highlighting the moral decay that accompanies extreme inequality and vast concentrations of wealth.
In traditional anticipation of Valentine’s Day, the shops are full of oversized cards, overpriced chocolates and soppy sentiments. Some embrace these shows of affection; others are reluctant to take part in the annual February love-fest. For The Equality Trust, there’s no holding back.
In recent weeks, inequality has cemented itself within the political lexicon.
Today new research released by the TUC has shown that rail fares have risen twice as fast as wages since 2010.
The BBC's proposed new programme Britain's Hardest Grafter sounds like the latest (and possibly worst yet) example of a depressing trend towards serving up people in poverty as entertai


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