Trade unions and the Internet - options for the establishment of the "e-union":
Employee representatives must also increasingly develop the skills required to take advantage of the diverse opportunities that the Internet offers for improving their work. The options of an "E-Union" range from setting up electronic archives and Intranets to creating web sites and portals, to virtual conferences, network-supported services and e-learning programmes all the way to using the Internet for organising new members, for supporting campaigns and formulating demands and objectives through electronic surveys and elections. Many trade unions - including the CWU, ver.di and UNI Europa - are presently in an experimental stage where they are testing the potential of the Internet as well as the obstacles to setting up an "E-Union."