Unite the Union

Unite the Union, commonly known as Unite, is a British and Irish trade union which was formed on 1 May 2007 by the merger of Amicus and the Transport and General Workers' Union (TGWU). Unite is the second largest trade union in the UK, with over 1.4 million members across construction, manufacturing, transport, logistics, and other sectors.[3][4][5] The general secretary of Unite is Sharon Graham, who was elected on 25 August 2021 with 46,696 votes (approx 3% of Unite's claimed membership) on a turnout of 124,127 (approx 9% of claimed membership), with her term beginning on 26 August 2021.[6]

Unite the Union
Logotype of Unite
HeadquartersLondon, WC1
United Kingdom
1.4 million (2020)[1]
Key people
Sharon Graham (general secretary)
Jackie Pollock (Ireland secretary)
AffiliationsTUC, ICTU, AfF, CSEU, Labour (UK),[2] Labour (Ireland)
Unite building in Theobalds Road, London.
Offices in Waterford, Republic of Ireland