Seeking to organise workers strategically across sectors, maximising bargaining power and developing sectoral industrial strategy, are key organising and industrial principles.
The critical pillar of Unite Organising is the emphasis and commitment to re-building the ‘Shop Stewards Movement’. It is the central belief of Unite Organising that the Trade Union and wider Labour Movement can only be rebuilt upon the foundation stone of credible and committed workplace ‘leaders’.
Membership growth of over 99,000 net and more importantly the identification and training of over 5,000 new shop stewards in the period from 2005 until 2010 has proved beyond doubt that Sectoral Organising is both financially viable and politically desirable.
More recently the National Organising Department has been working to ensure the success of 100% UNITE.