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Society Trade Unions


Union for the employees of the HBOS group. Includes current news affecting members and an archive of newsletters.

Aegis the Union

Looks after workers rights at work in the Finance Industry where they have a recognition agreement with the employer's. aegistheunion/

AHDS - Association of Headteachers & Deputes in Scotland

A trade union for headteachers and deputes from nursery, primary and special schools in Scotland; includes details of membership and benefits, campaigns and policy work, conferences, and contacts.

AMiE: Association of Managers in Education

Trade union and professional association for leaders and managers in colleges and schools. Includes helpline, pay and advice, services and pensions.

ASLEF; Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen

Britain's trade union for train drivers. History, structure, campaigns, education and services for members. ASLEFunion

Association of Educational Psychologists

A professional association and a trade union for registered educational psychologists practising in the UK. katefallonaep

Association of School and College Leaders

Professional association and trade union for secondary school and college leaders. Provides training information, policy papers, magazine details and information on conferences.

Association of Teachers and Lecturers

Education union provides information about member benefits, plus resources for reps, press releases and details of current issues and campaigns. atlunion

Bakers Food and Allied Workers Credit Union

Open to all members or employees of the Union. It gives members the opportunity as a group of people in a common bond to save together and lend to each other at a reasonable rate of interest.

Bakers, Food & Allied Workers Union

Represents workers in the bakery industries with campaign details, news and membership information. ianbfawu

BALPA: British Air Line Pilots Association

Represents well over 75% of all the fixed wing pilots and helicopter aircrew based in the UK - as well as many working overseas. Includes information of the piloting profession, news and campaigns, and emergency guidelines. BALPApilots


Independent union for those working in broadcasting, film, theatre, entertainment, leisure, interactive media and allied areas providing industry news and resources.

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

Professional body for orthoptists, with contact and organisational details and information for patients.

British Dietetic Association

Professional association representing state registered dietitians and an independent trade union. Provides extensive information on their initiatives. BrDieteticAssoc

British Medical Association

An independent trade union representing practising doctors and medical students; includes details of membership, services, news and contacts.

British Swimming Coaches Association

Role of the BSCA to protect the interests of the membership and the activity/profession.

Campaign For Trade Union Freedom

Established in 2013 following a merger of the Liaison Committee For The Defence Of Trade Unions and the United Campaign To Repeal The Anti Trade Union Laws. The CTUF is a campaigning organisation fighting to defend and enhance trade unionism, oppose all anti-union laws as well as promoting and defending collective bargaining.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Professional, educational and trade union body for chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants and students. thecsp


An independent union supporting members in traditional manufacturing, and the social and voluntary sector; includes a guide to membership and benefits, services, news, and contacts. communityunion

Connect South Branch

Represents people working in the IT/Comms industry in the south of England outside of the M25.

Education Workers Network (EWN)

Made up of Solidarity Federation members who work in the education sector, whether that's schools, FE or HE.

Educational Institute of Scotland

Teaching union for teachers working in Scotland; includes journal downloads, union history and information on the union's activities.


Trade Union representing professional performers and other workers from across the spectrum of the entertainment, creative and cultural industries. Includes career advice, campaigning information and details of membership requirements. EquityUK

FDA (First Division Association)

A professional association and union for senior public servants and professionals; with details of membership and benefits, campaigns, news, and contacts.

Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association

A Trade Union affiliated to the TUC representing and advising senior hospital medical staff in both the NHS and private sectors. Provides details of membership, benefits, and contacts. HCSANews

Incorporated Society of Musicians

Promotes the importance of music and protects the rights of those working within music.

Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE)

A UK-based international professional institution for those engaged in railway signalling and telecommunications, and allied disciplines. With details of membership and benefits, a careers section, news, events, and contacts.

Irish National Teachers' Organisation

Union representing teachers in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Contains news, membership information and newsletters.

Justice for Mineworkers Campaign

Presents a history of the 1984/85 British miners strike and the 966 miners who were victimised during and after the strike.

LabourNet UK

Aims to provide communications, news and information for the labour movement; includes international links, forum, and background to the project.

The Landworkers’ Alliance

Organisation of people who make their livelihoods from producing food, fuel and fibre using sustainable methods of production.

Managers in Partnership

Trade union organisation for healthcare managers.

The Musicians Union

Formed to represent musicians working in the UK music business. Campaign details, news and membership information. WeAreTheMU


The professional association for children's guardians and children and family reporters and independent social workers.


The trade union for family court and probation staff. Napo_News

National Association of Head Teachers

Trade Union for those holding headships and similar positions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Provides an information library, details of current campaigns and briefings on major issues.

National Education Union

Union for teachers, lecturers, support staff and leaders working in maintained and independent schools and colleges across the UK.

National Shop Stewards Network

A national multi-union network of elected trade union reps who are not paid officials, formed to help reinvigorate the Trade Union movement; includes details of conferences, news, campaign resources, and contacts.

National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)

Represents miners, their families, and their communities. Includes details of membership and benefits, information about their industrial and political campaigning, resources, and a history.

Nationwide Group Staff Union (NGSU)

The independent trade union for staff of Nationwide Building Society and its subsidiaries.

Nautilus International

A trade union and professional organisation for maritime professionals, based in the UK and Netherlands; includes details of membership and benefits, services, campaigns, and contacts.

NIPSA - Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance

A trade union for civil service and public sector employees; includes details of membership and benefits, news, current campaigns, circulars, and area contacts.

PCS Left Unity

A socialist faction that operates within the Public & Commercial Services (PCS) union and is the biggest organised socialist faction in any TUC affiliate.

The Pilot

Online edition of the magazine of magazine the United Kingdom Maritime Pilots’ Association; contains articles, features and information on back issues, plus details of career opportunities in pilotage.

POA (Professional Trades Union for Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers)

The largest UK union representing uniformed prison grades and related staff in the public and private sectors. Includes news, information on member benefits and members' area.

Professional Footballers' Association (PFA)

Established to protect and improve the conditions, rights and status of professional players; with details of membership and benefits, history, news, and contacts. pfa


Represents engineers, scientists, managers and specialists in areas as diverse as agriculture, defence, energy, environment, heritage, shipbuilding and transport.

Public and Commercial Services Union

One of the largest trade unions in the UK, with about 200,000 members.

Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)

Represents civil service and other public sector staff as well as staff in some commercial organisations. pcs_union

Royal College of Midwives

Organisation provides educational opportunities and activities relating to the professional field. Contains membership information and employment guides.

Royal College of Nursing

A membership organisation that represents nurses and nursing in the UK and helps to shape future health policies. Membership, news and campaign details.

School Leaders Scotland

Formerly the Headteachers' Association of Scotland, representing heads and deputy heads in Scotland. Includes news, publications and details of training and conferences.

Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association

Scotland's second largest teachers' union presents details of its aims and services, with newsletters, FAQ and information archive.

Solidarity Federation

British section of the International Workers' Association.

Southern and Eastern TUC

Largest of the TUC's six English regions and covers three of the former government regions: London, the South East, and East of England.

TfL No.1 Branch

Represents and organises TfL workers in TICC, Oyster and TIC, and LU managers, admin and technical services.

Transport Salaried Staffs' Association

Independent trade union for the transport and travel trade industries.

The U.K. Association of Professional Engineers

Formed in 1969 and is the association for engineers, technologists, managers and professional staff.

UCAC (Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru)

An education union for teachers, head-teachers, and lecturers in Wales; includes details of membership and services, publications, campaigns, news, and contacts.

Ulster Teachers Union

Organisation for primary and secondary school teachers in Northern Ireland.

Union Learning Fund

The union learning fund (ULF) supports union learning projects to transform the lives of their members. It helps members to explore learning, develop skills, achieve qualifications and promote lifelong learning opportunities within the workplace.


Online community that brings together thousands of reps from nearly all of the TUC's unions, who use the discussion boards to swap ideas and get help and support on their daily work as a rep.

United Campaign

Campaign which believes the anti-trade union laws introduced by the Conservatives between 1979-1995 must be challenged and replaced with a framework of positive rights. unitedcampaign

The United Kingdom Maritime Pilots’ Association (UKMPA)

Representative professional body for Maritime Pilots in the United Kingdom.

United Road Transport Union (URTU)

Dedicated to serving the interests of workers in road haulage, distribution and logistics. Provides information about membership and benefits, campaigns and lobbying.

USDAW (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers)

One of Britain's largest trade unions with members in a variety of occupations and industries; includes information about membership and benefits, advice and resources, campaigns, news, and contacts.

Writers' Guild of Great Britain

Trade union representing writers in TV, radio, theatre, books, poetry, film, online and video games. Offers information on membership and events, plus FAQ and detailed rate agreement guidance.

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