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Nominate Laurence Faircloth in Amicus election

18 November 2008
Branches of the Amicus section of the Unite union are nominating candidates for a crucial election for general secretary.

Amicus general secretary election

11 November 2008
Members of the Amicus section of the Unite union are preparing for a crucial election for general secretary.

Unite merger on hold

14 October 2008
There is a political crisis at the top of the Unite union with an emergency executive council last week agreeing to delay the full merger of the former T&G and Amicus sections for six months.

Unite (Amicus section) sector conferences

10 June 2008
Delegates met at the sector conferences of the Amicus section of the Unite union in Brighton last week.

New Unite executive meets

27 May 2008
The first executive council (EC) of Unite, the new union formed from the merger of Amicus and the T&G, took office on 1 May and held its first meeting last week.

Left does well in Unite union executive council elections

08 April 2008
The elections to the new Unite union's executive council produced good results for the left. The new executive council takes office from 1 May and consists of 80 seats divided equally between the Amicus and T&G sections.

Poll starts in Unite executive elections

04 March 2008
Voting began in the elections for the national executive of the Unite union this week. The new executive will have 80 seats – 40 from the former Amicus union and 40 from the former T&G union.

Support left in Unite elections

06 November 2007
Left wing activists in the Amicus section of the Unite union are putting themselves forward to be nominated by branches for next year’s national executive elections.

Final T&G conference debates industrial action and Labour link

10 July 2007
This year’s T&G biennial delegate union conference was the last in our union’s 85 year history. The union is about to merge with Amicus, to create Unite, the largest union in the country.

Unite to lobby Labour Party

03 July 2007
The Unite union, a merger of the T&G and Amicus, has called a lobby of the Labour Party conference. It will take place on Sunday 23 September in Bournemouth at 1pm.

Amicus: hands up for housing

20 June 2007
Hundreds of delegates to the Amicus union conference waved paper hands demanding the fourth option for council housing at incoming prime minister Gordon Brown as he addressed them on Monday of this week.

Amicus conference delegates heckle Gordon Brown

20 June 2007
Delegates to the conference of the Amicus section of the new Unite union gave incoming prime minister Gordon Brown a distinctly unenthusiastic welcome on Monday.

BBC union reps vote to reject management pay offer

12 June 2007
Workers at the BBC could join the pay revolt. A national meeting of Bectu, NUJ and Amicus union reps voted unanimously last week to reject the BBC’s pay offer.

Tesco drivers strike looks inevitable in Scotland

11 May 2007
Strike action by nearly one hundred and fifty Tesco distribution drivers at Livingston near Edinburgh now looks inevitable after the company’s senior managers told the recently merged Unite (T&G and Amicus) union that they intend to derecognise the union.

Walkout at Airbus

31 March 2007
Some 4,000 aircraft workers in the Amicus union held an unofficial strike on Friday of last week.

Three-day strike at Fujitsu

24 March 2007
Amicus members at Fujitsu in Manchester continue their long-running battle to defend union recognition and agreements on redundancy, redeployment and pay.

National backing for Fujitsu industrial action now urgent

17 March 2007
Amicus union members at Fujitsu’s Manchester site restarted strike action and travelled to London on Wednesday of last week to present their case to MPs and ministers.

Amicus/T&G merger: what should the new union do?

17 March 2007
Amicus and T&G union members have voted to merge to create a new union with around two million members.

Nine days of action planned at Fujitsu

10 March 2007
Amicus union members at Fujitsu Manchester plan nine more strike days.

Fujitsu talks bear little fruit

03 March 2007
Talks between the Amicus union and Fujitsu management last week to settle the long-running dispute at IT-services giant Fujitsu appear to have borne little fruit.

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