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UNI Global Union hosts online board meeting for participants in 15 locations to save money, time and the environment


UNI Global Union is a global union federation for skills and services, gathering national and regional trade unions. Based in Nyon, Switzerland, UNI Global Union represents more than 20 million workers from over 150 different countries in the fastest growing sectors in the world – skills and services.

The Challenge

UniGlobal planned to host a board meeting, but because the participants were based across the continent, it was not viable to fly everyone to one location and provide overnight accommodation.

Instead, the organization opted to make the meeting online. With at least 15 participants joining from different locations, there were a variety of linguistic requirements as there was no single language in common. UniGlobal Union has interpreter booths onsite at its main office in Nyon, Switzerland. The organization was keen to use its preferred interpreters, who had an established relationship and understood how UniGlobal Union worked.

The Approach

Interprefy trained UniGlobal Union’s preferred eight interpreters on its platform. Some of the interpreters worked remotely, but most were based in booths at the organization's headquarters. The booths were connected to interprefy's platform for online meetings, WebMeet, and onsite support was provided by Interprefy.

The Outcome

Board members were able to listen and participate in their own language with ease through Interprefy WebMeet. The meeting was carbon neutral and UniGlobal Union benefitted from significant cost savings. The interpreters were thoroughly trained on the Interprefy platform and onsite support ensured that the event ran smoothly. The customer was pleased with the result and enjoyed the flexibility offered to set up an internal meeting in multiple languages at short notice.

Interprefy has its own WebMeet platform for online meetings. It can also integrate with third party online meeting platforms such as On24, WebEx and Zoom.

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