The risks of distancing the Party from the unions are clearly not simply financial. The labour movement arguably anchors Labour to the interests - or at least the perceived and the collective interests of ordinary working people of the country it one day hopes to govern again.
Men should no longer be regarded as a family's main breadwinner after a new study showed women make up at least half of workers
Ed Miliband faces a major attack on his leadership as trade unions call on Labour's grassroots to reject public sector pay
Three in ten British roads are in need of urgent pothole repairs, according to the GMB union. A survey by the union found
Two of the country's biggest trade unions have formed an alliance to campaign against the Government's austerity measures
Labour is to face challenges over its links with one of its biggest union affiliates after union member expressed widespread
A union representing water workers has called for an inquiry into the closure of more than 20 reservoirs in recent years
Labour lost 16 million votes in the 2010 general election. There are local elections in just under one month's time. This is Labour's opportunity to show people that we are on their side, that we share their struggles and their fears. Too many people feel ignored by the political class.
UNISON, Britain's largest trade union , voted on Tuesday to give the union's negotiators the green light to continue discussions
Workers at consumer goods giant Unilever are to stage a new series of strikes in a huge escalation of a row over pensions