A message from the general secretary

len-mccluskey"Unite is a union establishing new traditions and structures relevant to the needs of our members who are currently experiencing life in the modern workplace. Unite is dedicated to serving the best interests of its members and will seek to improve their standard of living and the quality of their lives though effective relationships with employers and government.

"Unite has been formed to establish new methods of communication between members and those that serve them and also encourages the development of new internal structures that reflect the diversity of views and experience that exist in the modern workplace.

"Easy access for members to the democratic process of the union is also vital to the success of a modern representative organisation. Unite will encourage and empower members through industrial sectors and special interest groups that are capable of reflecting individual aspirations and enhance the collective strength of workers.

"It is our aim that no voice in Unite will go unheard and none of our members' aspirations will be overlooked."

Len McCluskey, Unite general secretary