Dan Whittle

UnionHome publishes spot reports on key news items for unions and their members, alongside comment articles of its own. Where an issue requires further investigation, deep dives pull together research and analysis.


The post of Editor is held by the Director of Unions21, currently Dan Whittle. Dan is the point of contact for UnionHome and Unions21. To contact Dan email dwhittle@atl.org.uk, or telephone 07747026406. The Editor reports to the Unions21 steering committee, Chaired by Sue Ferns.


Dan has been Director of Unions21 since 2008, apart from between Oct 2011-Sep 2012 when Jenny Simms staffed the post. Dan has written and spoken on union matters both for Unions21 and in a personal capacity. He was Chair of the Parliamentary branch of Unite whilst working for the Labour MP Anne Snelgrove between 2005-2010. Dan previously worked as a BBC journalist and was a member of the NUJ.

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Unions21 is not party political and does not support any political faction, but promotes trade unions and their aims by engaging across the political spectrum on relevant issues.