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Veterinary union links up with Unite

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THE trade union Unite believes that up to 17,000 veterinary professionals could become members in the next five years following an agreement with a new veterinary union convened by veterinarian Shams Mir.

Announcing the formation of the ‘British Veterinary Union (BVU) in Unite’ earlier this week, Unite said that, although it currently has a small veterinary membership, it expects this to grow rapidly following the agreement and that it would be able to give vets, veterinary nurses, practice managers, support staff and students ‘the additional muscle to tackle employment problems in the workplace, such …

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