Manufacturing is the lifeblood of any modern economy and is a key section of Unite.

The manufacturing section in Unite covers over 500,000 workers in aerospace, defense and shipbuilding, science, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, process and textiles, printing, publishing, papermaking, packaging, metals and steel, automotives and vehicle production, automotive components, information technology, communications, general engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, servicing, general manufacturing and other professional and skilled workers.

Unite members work everywhere – from small and medium sized companies to large multinational corporations across the UK and Ireland.

You can read about the key issues affecting Unite members in manufacturing including, our strategies for manufacturing industries, skills and training, our global work and read regular comment and blogs on manufacturing issues plus get regular updates and news from our regular Twitter feed @unitemanufactur.

Tony Burke, assistant general secretary