UNITE the Union is the Sole Trade Union with negotiating rights on the University of Limerick campus.
1972 - National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick opens. Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial staff (ASTMS) becomes the trade union representing staff.
1988 - ASTMS becomes the Manufacturing, Scientific and Finance union (MSF)
1989 - NIHE, Limerick becomes the University of Limerick
2003 - MSF merges with Amalgamated Electrical Engineering Union (AEEU) to form AMICUS
2005 - AMICUS becomes UNITE the Union