What difference does a Union make?

Most people feel—if they do not have a problem now, why bother, why care about being a member of the United Nations Staff Union? But for many staff members, when there is a problem, the Union is the place to turn to for help. Particularly in a workplace such as the United Nations, with
so many parties directly or indirectly involved in the administration of the Organization, our Union is fundamental to the protection of the rights of staff members.