New ‘super union' gets go-ahead

21 December 2006 by
New ‘super union' gets go-ahead

A new ‘super-union', which will have two million members from industries including hospitality, looks set for go-ahead next year after delegates at a Transport and General Workers' Union conference voted in favour of merging with amicus.

The new union would be the dominant union in major sectors of the economy including transport, manufacturing, banking, print, and agriculture as well as hospitality.

A ballot of all members of the T&G and amicus will be held in February 2007 on the formation of the new union. It is hoped that the new union, yet to be named, will be launched on 1 May 2007.

T&G general secretary Tony Woodley said: "The challenge of rapidly-changing capitalism hangs over us. Globalisation is doing away with the fixed reference points many of us grew up with.

"A united union will mean an end to divide-and-rule, and the cancer of inter-union competition which has only helped the bosses, in one sector after another. A growing union, really investing in organising, will give more power to the elbow of our shop floor representatives everywhere."

Gate Gourmet and the T&G bring BA dispute to a close >>

Dorchester casual staff could be part of T&G recognition ballot >>

Union wins as T&G gathers Momentum >>

Trade union accuses S&N over pubs sell-off >>

Union members to vote on name for super-union >>

By Daniel Thomas

E-mail your comments to Daniel Thomas here.

Get your copy of Caterer and Hotelkeeper every week -

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking