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Activists vote for 'super-union'
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The merged union would have around two million members
Hundreds of activists have voted to create a "super-union" by merging Amicus and the Transport and General Workers' Union (T&G).

Tony Woodley, T&G general secretary, said the merger was about "working class unity".

The decision follows a meeting of more than 300 T&G members and both trade unions' members will be balloted on the merger in February.

Together, the two would create the UK's biggest union of some 2 million people.

Amicus has 1.2 million members and the T&G has 800,000.

T&G members debated how a merger would affect links with the Labour Party and TUC, industrial relations and the organisation of the new body.

If a merger move does win backing at the conference, the "super-union" will be launched in May 2007.

Amicus has already given its backing to the plan.

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