Workers need unions
The main reason that wages have been flat in recent years can be linked back to the decline in union membership (Mike Seccombe, “A playbook for the culture wars”, February 3–9). Most employers will not move wages up of their own volition. In a crowded hall or theatre I often reflect that the majority of those present can thank unions for achieving their wages and conditions. The lesson to be learnt is that workers must unite to foster a vibrant union that will work in their interest.
– Jim Banks, Pottsville Beach, NSW