Trade Union Links

The UK's largest manufacturing, technical & skilled persons' union. Over 1.2m members in the private & public sector.

The train drivers' union

Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU)
Organises 26,000 in the food industry

Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU)
BECTU is the independent union for those working in broadcasting, film, theatre, entertainment, leisure, interactive media and allied areas who are primarily based in the United Kingdom.

Communication Workers Union (CWU)
CWU is the biggest union for the communications industry in the UK with 250,000 members.

Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS)
Union for teachers and lecturers in Scotland

Equity represents artists from across the entire spectrum of arts and entertainment

Fire Brigades Union (FBU)
The union for firefighters.

Britain's General Union.

Musicians Union
The Musicians' Union represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business.

National Union of Journalists (NUJ)
The union for journalists in Britain and Ireland.

National Union of Students (NUS)
NUS is one of the largest student organisations in the world and represents the interests of around five million students in further and higher education throughout the United Kingdom.

National Union of Teachers (NUT)
Largest teachers' union

Prospect has more than 102,000 members in the public and private sectors. Its members include engineers, scientists, and managers.

Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)
PCS has over 310,000 members who work in government departments, agencies, public bodies and in a number of private companies, notably in information technology.

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers represents nearly 75,000 members in almost every sector of the transport industry, from mainline and underground rail to shipping, buses and road-freight.

Trades Union Congress (TUC)
Union federation with member unions representing over 6.5 million working people. Visit site for full list of TU links and other resources.

Transport and General Workers' Union (T&G)
With over 900,000 members in every type of workplace the T&G is the UK's biggest general union.

Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA)
TSSA is a union for the transport and travel trade industries. It has 33,000 members in the UK and Ireland, working for the railways and associated companies, London Underground and Transport for London, the travel trade, and in shipping, ports, road haulage and buses.

Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT)
UCATT is the UK’s only trade union specialising in construction; with 125,000 members spread throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW)
Usdaw members work in a variety of occupations and industries including: shopworkers, factory and warehouse-workers, drivers, call centres, clerical workers, insurance agents, milkround and dairy process, butchers and meat packers, catering, laundries, chemical processing, home shopping and pharmaceutical.

Unison is Britain's biggest trade union with over 1.3 million members. Its members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and the essential utilities.

Scotland's Public Service Union.

University and College Union (UCU)
UCU is the largest trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK. It is formed through an amalgamation of Natfhe and the AUT.