T and G / Amicus Merger Talks - GMB Statement
GMB General Secretary Kevin Curran said:
"Along with GMB colleagues I have followed with interest the news of a possible merger between Amicus and T&G. I have today received letters from Derek Simpson and Tony Woodley inviting the GMB to participate in merger talks.
"Any participation, even in exploratory talks, is for the GMB Central Executive Council to decide. It is clear that the current talks involving Amicus and T&G potentially represent a hugely significant step for trade unionism in this country. The potential benefits to trade union members and all working people are enormous.
"A campaigning, inclusive, fighting union of 2.5 million members with unprecedented financial, political and organisational resources could give working people in Britain a strong voice in the work place and beyond.
"It will be for the GMB's Central Executive Council to assess the benefits of a new union for our 615, 000 members."