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Why set up a dedicated island for unionists?

Virtual worlds are new to most unions, and setting up facilities in an environment like Second Life has costs, both financial and in terms of the learning needed to run them. By coming together in one place, we can share the costs and overcome the knowledge barriers, providing easy access to ready-made shared facilities for unions around the world.

By building a community for all union members, we will also be able to pool an international audience to the benefit of all our users. Second Life is one of the most popular virtual worlds, but it is still a vast place, and many areas of it receive only a comparatively small number of visitors. Bringing all our activity together will help to encourage networking between users, and improve the experience for everyone.

© Trades Union Congress 2007