Harriet Harman to urge union to get behind reforms

Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman will issue a plea for unity to union leaders at the annual TUC gathering.

Ms Harman will urge TUC members to unite behind Ed Miliband's plans to reform their historic links with the party, or risk a Tory general election victory.

Deputy leader Harriet Harman will issue the plea for unity at a speech at the TUC today. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Her speech comes amid ongoing hostility surrounding the proposed changes, and the continued fallout from the Falkirk selection-rigging scandal.

Read: Unite 'vindicated' over Falkirk

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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.