In the present day, despite a diverse work force from all backgrounds and all rates of pay, there is little in the way of unions or union members in the Falklands. But the islands do have a past involving trade unionism. Charles investigated the history of the largest and only currently active union, the General Employees Union, and its evolution over the years.

The Union’s current chair is Donald Betts. MLA Gavin Short served as chair many times before becoming vice chair after he took his position as a member of the Assembly.