RMT & TSSA MERGER
With reference to the above, I can confirm that the following statement was issued by Gerry Doherty and Bob Crow today:
JOINT UNION STATEMENT ON RMT/TSSA TALKS – No. 7
“TSSA and RMT held discussions on 4, 11 and 18 October 2011 concerning the possible merger and creation of a new union. These discussions have been wide-ranging and constructive as reported in our previous statements.
A number of differences between our two organisations have emerged as a result of these discussions and as previously reported in our last JOINT UNION STATEMENT ON RMT/TSSA TALKS – NO.6 (dated Wednesday 19 October 2011) further discussions are required.
In order to facilitate future discussions it is likely that an informal joint meeting of our respective Executive Committees will take place within the next month prior to the next round of joint talks. We will of course keep you updated on developments as they occur.”
Gerry Docherty (TSSA)
Bob Crow (RMT)”