Trade Union Immunities: The Heart of the Matter
Quite understandably the term ‘trade union immunities’ is not calculated to set the heart pounding or the pulse racing. On the contrary, because it is a technical, legal term it is likely to cause all those who do not have some legal expertise to switch off abruptly. But such a tendency must be resisted, because the existence of unconditional and practically unlimited legal immunities for trade unions and their officials from 1906 to 1980 lies at the heart of the British trade union problem and, some would say, at the heart of the economic problem too.
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