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Towards Eradicating Hunger

nor does van Wersch succeed in identifying any such lines in this study. On one point, however, he does make a categorical pronouncement: "A non- political trade union movement may well be termed a contradiction in terms". While one may agree with this view, a more nuanced distinction needs to be made between the basic political interests of workers to be articulated by trade unions on the one hand and trade union organisations being tied to political parties on the other. The former kind of trade union politics is consistent with, even demands.

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