Unions 'on same side as Labour'

Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman will tell union bosses at the TUC conference that they are "on the same side". She will urge them to back plans to reform unions' links with the party, saying the changes "strengthen and deepen" relations.

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Harman: Union and party relationship not working locally

Speaking ahead of her appearance at the TUC conference, Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman said at a local level the relationship between the party and the trade unions is "in practice, not working at all".

Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman. Credit: ITV News

She added there is not much connection between the party and members at this level and "that is what Ed Miliband wants to change".

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