Union wants N-west JIC
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THE TRANSPORT and General Workers' Union wants a joint industrial council to be established for its members in the North-west of England, and has begun informal discussions with the Road Haulage Association.
TGWU Liverpool officer Bob Robinson, who is now responsible for co-ordinating wage negotiations on behalf of the union's region six, told CM than an approach has been made to bring the area into line with most other parts of the country.
He said that, although a formal negotiating structure already exists on Merseyside, his members there would be prepared to join a regional JIC if it can be established.
But Mr Robinson added that, although the TGWU's Northern region attempted in vain to have a JIC established before the annual wage claim was submitted, the North-western .members intended to submit their claim first.