List of affiliates of the Trades Union Congress

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This is a List of affiliates of the Trades Union Congress, that is, member trade unions of the Trades Union Congress.

Current affiliates[edit]

Name Acronym Founded Affiliated
Accord 1978
Advance 1944
Aegis the Union
Aspect 1919 2002
Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen ASLEF 1880
Association of Educational Psychologists AEP 1962 1999
Association of Flight Attendants AFA
Association of Teachers and Lecturers ATL 1978 1998
Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union BFAWU 1847
Britannia Staff Union BSU 1972 1999
British Airline Pilots' Association BALPA 1933 1947
British Dietetic Association BDA 1936 1997[1]
British Orthoptic Society Trade Union BOSTU 1937 1996[1]
Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union BECTU 1991 1991
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy CSP 1894 1992[2]
Communication Workers Union CWU 1995 1995
Community 2004 2004
Educational Institute of Scotland EIS 1847
Equity 1930
FDA 1918
Fire Brigades Union FBU 1918
GMB 1924
Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association HCSA 1944
Musicians' Union MU 1893
National Association of Probation Officers NAPO 1912 1984[2]
National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers NACODS 1910
National Association of Co-operative Officials NACO 1917 1975
National Association of Head Teachers NAHT 1897 2014[3]
National Association of Stable Staff NASS 1975 2009
National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers NASUWT 1976
National Union of Journalists NUJ 1907 1920[4]
Nautilus UK 1985
National Union of Mineworkers NUM 1888
National Union of Teachers NUT 1870 1969
Nationwide Group Staff Union NGSU 1990
Prison Officers Association POA 1939
Professional Footballers' Association PFA 1907 1995
Prospect 2001
Public and Commercial Services Union PCS 1998 1998
National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers RMT 1990 1990
Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists SCP 1912 1997[1]
Society of Radiographers SoR 1920 1990[2]
Staff Union West Bromwich Building Society SUWBBS 2013
Transport Salaried Staffs' Association TSSA 1897 1903[5]
Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru UCAC 1940s 1995[1]
Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians UCATT 1971 1971
Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers USDAW 1947 1947
UNISON — the Public Service Union UNISON 1993 1993
Unite the Union Unite 2007 2007
United Road Transport Union URTU 1890
Unity 1827
University and College Union UCU 2006 2006
Writers' Guild of Great Britain WGGB 1959 1975

Former affiliates[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Susan Corby and Geoff White, Employee relations in the public services, pp.204-207
  2. ^ a b c Roger Undy, Managing the unions, p.300
  3. ^ a b c d "TUC Directory 2015" (PDF). Trades Union Congress. January 2015. p. 41. ISBN 978-1-85006-962-1. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  4. ^ George Sayers Bain, The Growth of White-collar Trade Unionism, p.114
  5. ^ Jack Simmons and Gordon Biddle, The Oxford companion to British railway history from 1603 to the 1990s, p.540
  6. ^ a b c d e f Roger Undy, Managing the Unions, pp.298-300
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af "The British merger movement", Industrial Relations Journal, Vol.30, No.5

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