31 Jul 2012

Which trade unions can you join online?


Back in 2000 I was keen to push back boundaries in the way unions used IT. I wanted to create the first online joining system for a trade union. After finishing at university I started working for a union, and I was soon put in charge of their website. I took the opportunity to create the first union website to enable members to view and amend their details online along with the first ‘virtual branch’ system. My next step was to introduce the first full ecommerce online joining system that didn’t depend on any paper signatures or other offline actions. But I soon hit a snag. The union's