Vision and goals

  • A fighting back union, winning in the workplace
  • A campaigning union, making our voice heard
  • A growing union, organising for strength
  • A members' union, open and democratic
  • A progressive union, a force for a fairer society
  • A united and tolerant union, which treats people with dignity and respect

Unite's vision is of a prosperous society in which employers and employees work together to build successful businesses and safe, healthy working environments. All those who contribute to their success receive the rewards, respect and recognition they deserve.

The international vision
Unite's vision is not limited to the United Kingdom. It extends throughout Europe, and Unite has links with unions and governments across the globe. Never afraid to get the best we can out of Europe, Unite has set up more European Works Councils than any other union.
Unite has also forged close alliances with other international unions and was a founder member of Workers' Uniting, the new international union established to combat the forces of globalisation.

Find out more about Workers' Uniting.

The education vision
When it comes to education and training, Unite puts its money where its mouth is.
Unite is fully committed to high quality training, enabling our representatives to serve members' needs at all times. Unite was the first union to open residential training colleges and has two centres training thousands of members each year, and all at no extra cost to Unite activists.

The representation vision
Unite values a modern approach to member representation, and prides itself on being member-led.
Decisions laid out in the Unite rule book give members the opportunity to become involved in decision making at all levels. They can attend policy and industrial conferences, and set the course that the union will follow.
Through Unite, our members play a part in national and European politics too. We are a major political force, with over 100 members in the House of Commons, and further members in the European Parliament.