Unions plan super power

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first_imgUnions plan super powerOn 13 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today TheAEEU and MSF unions want to merge to create a “super union”.Thenew union’s aim would be to recruit 1 million new members, claimed the AEEU.Thenew body would have a £1m recruitment budget in its first year, which wouldtarget under-unionised sectors such as IT and health. It would have an annualincome of over £60m and assets of more than £100m. It would have a totalmembership of 1.1 million.  RogerLyons, MSF general secretary, said, “Millions of working people in the UKhave yet to enjoy the benefits of trade union membership and it is these peoplethe new union will target.”Thebody would be the biggest affiliate to the Labour Party with over 100 MPs inits membership. It would represent members in firms like BAE Systems, Unilever,Pilkington and Rolls-Royce. Ballotforms are being posted to members to vote this week.www.aeeu.org.ukwww.msf.org.uk Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more