UNI Global Union, based in Nyon, Switzerland, represents more than 20 million workers from over 150 different countries in the fastest growing sectors in the world – skills and services. A total of 90% of new jobs are expected to be in these sectors in the next decade. UNI and our affiliates in all regions are driven by the responsibility to ensure these jobs are decent and workers’ rights are protected, including the right to join a union and collective bargaining.
Through its Sector Global Unions, UNI represents workers in Cleaning and Security, Commerce, Finance, Gaming, Graphical and Packaging, Hair and Beauty, Information,
Communication, Technology and Services Industry (ICTS), Media, Entertainment and Arts, Post and Logistics, Private Care and Social Insurance, Sport, Temp and Agency workers, and Tourism industries as well as Professionals and Managers, Women and Youth.
UNI’s Breaking Through strategy is about changing the rules of the game in the global labour market and ensuring justice and equality for working people. UNI is working with its affiliates to organise the global service sector workforce at a time of unprecedented precarious work, and record youth unemployment.
UNI Youth represents young workers under the age of 35. We believe that young members are the lifeblood of the trade union movement. They are the activists, organisers and affiliates of the present and the leaders of the trade union movement of the future.
To engage them and support them, trade unions need to intensify their efforts in ensuring the voice of young people throughout all union and decision making structures as well as union activities.
Communication and systematic exchanges between young people throughout the world need to be established, with a view to promoting international trade union solidarity and to support and encourage more young people to participate actively in trade unions.
The fundamental aim of UNI Youth is to unite young people globally to assess common issues and concerns, to develop focused plans of action and to address them within the democratic framework of their trade unions.