Designed by Unions for Unions, UnionApps offers a range of features to enable members and officials to communicate workplace, campaign, benefit and organisational issues directly, without employer monitoring. Trade Unions can communicate instantly with Union staff and members using push notifications and a proprietal SMS delivery platform on iPhones, iPads, Android Mobile & Android Tablets. We present a tailored, template-based approach to building a mobile app for Unions. This approach allows a lot of flexibility of content, and a rich mix and match of features, while giving the cost benefits of scale.
As well as providing a link to your website, and offering a mobile web solution, some of the features from which you can choose are:
News: Ensure members are kept up to date with all news, events and campaigns with live updates wherever they are. Make it easy for your members to find and contact you. Build loyalty and awareness by staying in touch with members.
SMS Support: Maximise your apps distribution, and keep your members up to date with news, promotions, information and events with our SMS service. UnionApps uniquely combines SMS & native apps in one simple platform! This means that you can have access to our mass SMS capabilities to cost-effectively send a text to the entire member list. Further, you can send SMS to a more targeted group. SMS is still one of the most effective communication channels available, and is the best way to have the Union message seen by people who have not yet installed the app.
Alerts: Ensure members are across important and time-critical issues and announcements by sending them Alerts which appear instantly on the main screen of members’ Smartphone. Members can access their rights, and mobilise their Union advocates right at the workplace. In real time. And without any threat of employers’ monitoring what they are communicating and to whom.
Union TV: Utilise our YouTube integration to provide members with easy mobile access to Video Interviews and Campaign material. Share your message in compelling video.
Polling: Gather feedback on important issues in a convenient, novel way via your own apps. Take the pulse of your members, without employer interference.
Report this or whistleblower tool: Send us an sms or photo or recording of a workplace violation or safety issue. Members report that management set email servers and even telephone systems to deny Unions access to employees. Employers have the right to monitor employees use of company email and computers. Censorship abounds. This feature cuts through all this censorship. Members can send Unions photographic and text evidence of workplace conditions – directly, without any risk of employers’ technical monitoring.
Special Offers: Promote special offers and events directly to your members within the apps.
Radio Streaming: Allow members to listen to radio broadcasts wherever they are in the world from within the app. This is particularly pertinent for any union with their own radio station.
Meetings component: Includes a calendar/timetable, document library and the ability to download a document and notate it, email from within the app. Designed by Union officials specifically to support Annual Conferences and similar meetings.
Document library: Access PDF documents. Maintain a library of Union policies and documents. Supports web-based password and sign in protocols.
Campaigns tool: Sign this petition, sign up for campaign news
Donations tool: Enables the Union to collect donations online.
Pay your dues/contribution tool Enables the Union to collect Members dues online.
Forms: Provide a convenient and easy way for Union officials to keep on top of administrative tasks such as expense claims, annual leave requests, and so on.
Expense Claims: Lets officials lodge their work-related expenses in real time
Leave Requests: Lets officials lodge requests for holidays from their mobile device
Social Media: Your members can interact with you via Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets wherever they are and whenever they need to.
Having your App is one thing but getting people to download it is even more important. We will help by advising the Union how to effectively promote its app, and providing the tools to do so. This will include information on push notifications and the visibility of the app in the App Stores. Moreover, UnionApps uniquely combines SMS & native apps in one simple platform! This means that you can have access to our mass SMS capabilities to cost-effectively send a text to their entire member list, letting them know about the app. Further, you can send SMS to a more targeted group. SMS is still one of the most effective communication channels available, and is the best way to have the Union message seen by people who have not yet installed the app.