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Trade unions are still very much alive and relevant despite legislation and you can explore their fascinating history at the Union Makes Us Strong: TUC History Online. Created by the Trades Union Congress in partnership with London Metropolitan University, the Union Makes Us Strong traces unions'

role in economic and social developments in Britain. A time-line takes browsers from 1815 to 2000 with sections on the General Strike, the Bow match workers, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and plenty of historic photographs.

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