The name ver.di stands for Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft – United Services Trade Union. Our members are employees, freelancers, civil servants and students drawn from over 1,000 different occupations. People from all walks of life come together in ver.di, all of them working in services or related industries – in the fields of education, art and culture and the media. Our goal is to achieve solidarity and justice in working life. We want people’s efforts to be properly recognised and valued.