Unite the Union

Unite the Union

October 19, 2007 06:48 ET

UNITE launches website for UK Publishing Workers

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2007) - Unite the UK's largest trade union is launching a website targeted at publishing workers. Unite already represents many thousands of publishing and media workers across the UK.

The site contains different sections on information and assistance for employees to know their rights at work.

Workinpublishing.com provides these skilled and professional employees with support to deal with their workplace issues. Part of the site is open for publishing workers to gain knowledge on their employment rights at work and part is closed to provide confidential responses to individuals as well as networking across companies. Publishing and media workers can also join Unite on-line through the site.

Tony Burke, Assistant General Secretary of Unite, said:
"We developed the website after research showed that many publishing and media workers knew little or nothing about their rights at work. We also recognised that we would have to take a different approach to reaching out to workers in this industry by using web based technology. Many workers now face demands ranging from changes to working conditions to changes of ownership and are not aware of their rights."

"Using the internet and web based technology in our jobs is now common place and the UK publishing industry is in the forefront of such changes. It is logical for the union to evolve our approach in the knowledge economy."

Unite Regional Officer, Mike Eatwell, says:
"Our website aims to educate and inform interested employees on the possibilities available to them when facing challenges at work. Many UK employees have limited knowledge of an organised workplace and some still have an out of date view of what we aim to do and what we stand for. Our initiative is designed to correct this whilst being a resource to employees and union activists."

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Contact Information

  • Unite the Union, Press Office
    Ciaran Naidoo
    07768 931 315
    or
    Mike Eatwell
    07957 225313