What did they do in Warwick? They came together for a political forum, a sort of meeting set up a decade earlier by Neil Kinnock and Lord Sawyer, the former party secretary, to help trade unions and Labour discuss political issues outside the party`s main congress. under EU law and support for a review of EU public procurement policy. – Strikers can only be dismissed 12 weeks after the start of the dispute, instead of eight weeks. – A commission for women at work has been promised to investigate wage inequality and report back in a year. What do the unions get out of it? They managed to wrest a number of commitments from the government, although many of them took the form of reviews.