Super union moves step closer as T&G executive back plans to merge with Amicus
The Transport and General Workers’ Union (T&G) executive committee has unanimously backed plans to create a new union based on a merger with Amicus.
The yet-to-be-named ‘super union’ will have nearly two million members and be a powerful force in industries ranging from civil aviation, manufacturing and construction to the voluntary sector, road transport, finance and public services.
The Amicus executive has already backed the proposals, which will now go to a T&G conference before Christmas. If approved there, members of both unions will ballot on the merger early in the New Year.
The expectation is that the new union will be launched on 1 May 2007.
Tony Woodley, T&G general secretary, said: “This is a historic vote for a transformed industrial future. The new union will be a powerhouse throughout the economy with a major industrial, political and campaigning voice.”