Unite is a modern trade union for the 21st century, democratic and responsive to member's needs. Unite's structure is one in which members are encouraged to get involved and have their say. This page includes information about and links on the Unite executive council, the structure of the union, having your say and the Unite rule book effective from Rules Conference 2015 (approved by Executive Council September 2015) and EC Guidance on the implementation of rule.

Please note: Printed copies of the rule book are available to members from their regional office, and members that require braille or large print formats may request this by 
emailing Unite's Support Unit.

Branch standards
The Unite Executive Council has agreed a policy on branch standards which is provided below. This sets out the standards which will be used to define an active Unite branch. The Executive Council has also agreed a set of model standing orders for branches as required by rule. Branches may adopt these to fit their own particular circumstances.