Merger

As of Tuesday 1st May, the merger between Amicus and the Transport & General Workers Union (TWGU) took effect, forming the biggest union in the UK, which will be known as “Unite – the Union”.
What was Amicus is now the Amicus section of the new union.
You can read the official Amicus press release on the web – the merger attracted a large amount of media interest. As the press release says:
“Unite will shortly have an annual budget of £15 million for organising – an unprecedented amount in British and Irish trade union history – which will be spent taking on anti-union employers across the economy and organising the thousands of workers of all ages who are not yet members.”
It will obviously take time for all the web sites, leaflets and other materials to change over to the new name, so you can expect to see both UNITE and Amicus used for a while. The new logo is here.

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