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Thursday, 7 September, 2000, 16:56 GMT 17:56 UK
Quiz John Monks

This year the TUC is the first to kick off the conference season and ahead of this year's annual congress, general secretary John Monks answered your e-mails.

This year's conference is almost certainly the last before the general election making relations between the unions and the Labour Party especially crucial.

What have the unions gained from Labour's first spell in power for a generation?

Has it been a return to beer and sandwiches or is it a case of New Labour treating the unions as an embarassing relative?

Click on the link below to watch the forum. John Monks starts by answering a question about the gap between the rich and poor.

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