Visions and goals
We strive in every way to be:
- 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 our 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, which we aim to manifest through our links with unions and governments across the globe. Never hesitant to get the best we can out of Europe, Unite has set up more European Works Councils than any other union!
We also have close alliances with other international unions and were a founder member of Workers' Uniting, the international union established to combat the forces of globalisation.
The education vision
When it comes to education and training, Unite puts its money where its mouth is.
We are fully committed to high-quality training and resources, enabling our representatives to serve members' needs at all times. Unite trade union was the first to open residential training colleges and has two centres training thousands of members each year - all at no extra cost to Unite members.
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 you, our members, the opportunity to become involved in decision-making at all levels. You can attend policy and industrial conferences, and set the course that the union will follow.
Our members also play a part in national and European politics too. Together we are are a major political force, with over 100 members in the House of Commons, and further members in the European Parliament.