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Re-cap: Miliband delivers speech to TUC conference

Ed Miliband has delivered a key note speech to the TUC conference in Bournemouth where he called for a "new relationship" between Labour and the unions.

He also made the following points:

  • He said zero hour contracts had been misused adding that flexibility was a good thing, not exploitation
  • Miliband said a Labour government would get young people working
  • He said it would be a "massive challenge" to change Labour's links to the unions but added that change "must happen"
  • Miliband claimed the Prime Minister "oozes contempt for trade unionists"
  • He called Trade Union members the "backbone of Britain"
  • The Labour leader praised people who are at work "before George Osborne's curtains are open"