Unions plan super power

The
AEEU and MSF unions want to merge to create a "super union".

The
new union’s aim would be to recruit 1 million new members, claimed the AEEU.

The
new body would have a £1m recruitment budget in its first year, which would
target under-unionised sectors such as IT and health. It would have an annual
income of over £60m and assets of more than £100m. It would have a total
membership of 1.1 million. 

Roger
Lyons, MSF general secretary, said, "Millions of working people in the UK
have yet to enjoy the benefits of trade union membership and it is these people
the new union will target."

The
body would be the biggest affiliate to the Labour Party with over 100 MPs in
its membership. It would represent members in firms like BAE Systems, Unilever,
Pilkington and Rolls-Royce.

Ballot
forms are being posted to members to vote this week.

www.aeeu.org.uk
www.msf.org.uk

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