Unifi and Amicus complete merger

Unifi,
the financial union, will officially merge today with Amicus, the UK’s largest
private sector trade union.

The
combined unions will have a membership of 1.35m, with Unifi joining the 50,000
insurance members in Amicus to become the largest industrial sector within the
new union.

Unifi
general secretary, Ed Sweeney, said: “As more companies merge and consolidate
to become bigger and bigger, unions need to be ahead of the game. Size matters
when it comes to utilising the resources necessary to protect workers in modern
companies where cost-cutting and short-termism is rife.”

The
union said its first priority would be to target the 750,000 finance workers
who are not members of a union.

For
a full interview with Rory Murphy, assistant general secretary at Amicus, go to
www.personneltoday.com/goto/24377

By Michael Millar

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