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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Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK have been taking industrial as part of their dispute over jobs, union recognition, pay and pensions. Action from 28 February has included 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED while members consider an offer from Fujitsu.

The national dispute follows the resolution of a local dispute in Manchester which included 12 strike days.

Further information is available here including events, pickets, a downloadable appeal for support leaflet and how to donate to our strike fund.

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