Bectu and Prospect poised to forge new union

The Bectu and Prospect unions will join forces on Sunday. Picture: PA Wire

The Bectu and Prospect unions will join forces on Sunday. Picture: PA Wire

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Unions representing more than 140,000 workers in industries ranging from broadcasting to nuclear power are set to merge tomorrow.

Bectu, which represents TV technicians and other media employees, will join Prospect, which has members working as managers and specialists in a range of sectors including defence, energy and transport.

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Prospect leader Mike Clancy said: “The two unions have much in common, not least our expertise in the fields of communications and media, and we will quickly adapt to working together.”

Gerry Morrissey, Bectu’s general secretary, added: “We’ll be able to reach out to even more of the thousands of creative sector workers across media and entertainment who need advice and representation.”

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