The Graphical, Paper, Media and IT Sector covers workers in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, in a whole variety of roles within the production & operation areas, office & administration roles, sales teams, IT and technology teams and warehouse and logistics.
In papermaking, members produce all forms of paper products including printing papers and personal healthcare products.
In publishing & electronic media Unite members carry out all roles from content creations, sales, administration, IT and warehousing.
In printing, members produce and design commercial print, magazines, newspapers, books, catalogues, security and currency products and direct marketing.
In packaging, members manufacture flexible packaging, cartons and containers for food, beverages and pharmaceutical products.
In addition Unite covers workers in wholesale distribution of newspapers and magazines and the manufacture of print consumables such as ink and plates.
In information technology Unite members provide everything from software development, design, desk support, servicing and systems development in IT companies, telecommunications and electronic data processing and storage sectors.
Unite also represents skilled technical staff in the broadcast media.
GPM/IT is a diverse sector and if you work in these industries then being a member of Unite really counts.
Louisa Bull, national officer