Three unions may merge

    The Transport and General Workers Union, amicus and the GMB
    could be set to merge into a new trade union, it emerged today,
    writes Clare Jerrom.

    The T&G unanimously agreed to open talks on the creation of
    a new trade union based on the merger. The union could have 2.5
    million members and become the largest trade union in the private
    sector.

    “We could now put behind us pointless inter-union
    competition and focus on fighting for our members in the workplace
    as one powerful union,” said Tony Woodley, T&G general
    secretary.

    T&G plan to begin talks with amicus and the GMB
    simultaneously. However, Woodley said that if the GMB was unable to
    participate from the outset, talks with amicus would proceed
    anyway.

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