An old union rep, Joe, and his granddaughter, Arushi, spend a few
pleasant days together going over the history of the labour movement.
Over tea and sandwiches in his studio they consider the whole wide
sweep and points of connection throughout history.
Starting way back with the 14th-century Peasants' Revolt, taking in
the Levellers and the Luddites, the expansion of the unions in the 19th
century, the height of their power in the `70s, and the great conflicts and
decline of the `80s.
With a mix of serious research and family jokes Joe and Arushi go into
the complicated history, the ideological battles, the class conflict, a
consideration of what unions are for, and what the future of unions may