Transport & General Workers’ Union and Amicus announce May day launch for merged ‘super union’

Next month sees the launch of the UK’s largest trade union formed by the merger of Amicus and the Transport and General Workers’ Union (T&G).

According to newspaper reports, the union will be called Unite. However, its official name and logo will be revealed at a press conference in the City on 1 May.

It will have close to two million members covering manufacturing, finance, transport, food and agriculture, and printing, with a strong presence in the public sector, voluntary sector and the services sector.

A transition phase will enable the joint executive council, drawn equally from T&G and Amicus executives, to write up a final rule book for the new union, which is expected to come into force in November 2008.

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