UNI Global Union

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UNI global union
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Full name UNI global union
Founded January 1, 2000
Members 20 million
Key people Ann Selin, President
Philip J. Jennings, General Secretary
Christy Hoffman, Deputy General Secretary
Office location Nyon, Switzerland
Country International
Website www.uniglobalunion.org

UNI Global Union is a global union federation for skills and services, gathering national and regional trade unions. It was launched on January 1, 2000, as Union Network International. Its more than 900 affiliated unions in 140 countries have 20 million members. The head office is in Nyon, near Geneva, Switzerland.

UNI was the result of the merger of four organisations: FIET (International Federation of Employees, technicians and managers), MEI (Media and Entertainment International), IGF (International Graphical Federation) and CI (Communications International, formally PTTI).

On March 2, 2009, it changed its name, to UNI Global Union. A new logo and website were launched for the occasion.


UNI represents several sectors of work. These are:

  • Commerce
  • Finance
  • Telecoms
  • Post and logistics
  • Industry, Business and Information Technology Services (IBITS)
  • IT and white collar
  • Graphical
  • Property services (cleaning and security workers)
  • Media, entertainment, arts and sports
  • Electricity
  • Social insurance and private health care
  • Tourism
  • Hair and beauty.
  • Gaming
  • Temporary Work Agency



It is a member of Global Unions.


UNI is currently running a campaign[1] on LabourStart in support of striking cleaners in the Netherlands. UNI also worked on the 2012 Bangladesh Accords on Fire Building and Safety.


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