Len Shackleton appears on BBC Newsnight
In the interview Len argues that the average skill level in the workforce is going up. There’s a more fundamental problem with unions and that is that many union members still behave as if we are living in the 1970s. We have the Southern Rail ongoing dispute which is clearly a backward thing all about who is shutting doors. Is this the kind of thing which attracts young people in the 21st century.
Many of the benefits which people now enjoy in the workforce weren’t won by unions, they were bought about by legislation such as the minimum wage.
Watch the full interview here. Len’s segment begins at 21:38
Further IEA Reading: And how much do you earn? Public pressure for regulation of pay