Steel and apparel unions join forces in merger

steelworkers and apparel unions have joined forces to create a new union called

merger between the Iron and Steel Trades Confederation (ISTC) and the Knitwear,
Footwear and Apparel Trades Union (KFAT) will be officially launched today. A
series of regional launches will take place over the next few months.

Leahy, Community general secretary, said: "When most unions are not
organising in workplaces employing under
100 people – although Community does – this is not a real priority for the
union movement.

believe that the way to organise workers in these workplaces is by being a
positive force in their community."

Quentin Reade

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