'Super union' moves stepped up in Britain

Moves to create a new 'super union' representing more than two million workers will be stepped up today by leaders of two of the country’s biggest trade unions.

Moves to create a new 'super union' representing more than two million workers will be stepped up today by leaders of two of the country’s biggest trade unions.

The general secretaries of Amicus and the Transport and General Workers Union will address the executive of the GMB, Britain’s general union, to spell out the advantages of merging with them.

Derek Simpson of Amicus and Tony Woodley of the TGWU have already unveiled proposals for their unions to join forces.

If the GMB decided to merge as well, the new union would have huge industrial as well as political muscle.

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