Trade Unions are facing long term problems which some refuse to acknowledge, and on which most refuse to act. The majority want to turn the clock back to the 60's and 70's - it cannot be done. This book, which draws upon the author's considerable knowledge of institutional processes and personalities in the turbulent world of the unions and modern society, will both inform and provoke debate. It outlines the problems and makes positive radical and practical suggestions - far fewer unions, more power to the membership and stewards, unions without permanent members, a different role for the TUC and a different relationship with both government and employers. The author's arguments and conclusions provide a blueprint to meet the challenge of the 80's and 90's.