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TSSA Conference backs Unite merger talks

14 May 2013

The merger of the TSSA rail union with Unite took another major step today.

The union's annual conference in Glasgow voted overwhelmingly in favour of detailed merger talks leading to "a stand alone rail sector within Unite".

It is planned that the outcome of the talks would be put to the TSSA's 24,000 members in a secret ballot in the autumn. If they say "yes", a merger would take place next Spring.

Manuel Cortes, TSSA general secretary, said: "There are detailed talks still to take place but if we are successful, I think this will be good news for the rail industry and the wider Labour movement."

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