Our former union was founded by ten women workers in the voluntary sector back in 1938. They could not have imagined that one day the fruits of their labour would be available on a website throughout the world. Times change, and as a modern union interested in the highest standards of delivery in youth, community and play work we have changed a great deal, but the core interests of our union in professional standards and the fair treatment of staff and constructive partnerships with employers remain as essential as ever.
Playworkers, community workers, youth workers, and allied fields need a strong professional and trade union voice. Unite offers this voice.
We provide training and support to members on a variety of work and professional issues and we have the only specialist journal dedicated to the occupational areas we represent. This is called Rapport and is sent free to every member. We hold specialist Conferences on different issues and for different categories of members and we are the main voice for those studying on youth and community work courses.
The Community, Youth and Playwork Section of Unite is a campaigning section and if you would like to get involved then please join us via www.unitetheunion/join