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UK rail unions begin merger discussions

Published 26/07/2011

Two of the country's biggest rail workers' unions, including one led by left-winger Bob Crow, have started talks aimed at a merger.

The RMT and TSSA said that initial discussions will focus on closer ties with a view to moving towards a merger.

They added that other smaller specialist unions in which may be thinking along similar lines would be able to join the discussions at a future date.

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