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The Trade Unions Congress (TUC) is a British organisation that represents almost all of the UK's trade unions. These consist of 71 affiliated unions with a total of about seven million members. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The TUC's decision-making body is the annual Congress, which takes place in September. Between Congresses decisions are made by the General Council, which meets every two months. The Executive Committee is elected by the Council from its members. The leader of the TUC is the General Secretary, currently Brendan Barber. The General Secretary of the TUC is the chief permanent officer of the Trades Union Congress, and a major figurehead in the trade union movement in the United Kingdom. ... Brendan Barber (born 3 April 1951) has been the General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) since June 2003. ...


The UK Association of Organised Trades, founded in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, in 1866, was the forerunner of the TUC (though efforts to expand local unions into regional or national organisations date back at least 40 years earlier; in 1822, John Gast formed a 'Committee of the Useful Classes', sometimes described as an early national trades council). This organisation, founded in Sheffield in 1866, was the forerunner to the Trades Union Congress. ... Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in the north of England. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1822 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... John Gast (1772-1837) was a shipwright by trade who worked in the Deptford shipyards in south-east London (though he was also associated with neighbouring Rotherhithe, where he lived for a time at 14 Lucas Street), and an early trade unionist. ...


The leading member unions of the TUC formed and still largely fund the British Labour Party, but there is no formal link between the TUC and the party. The name Labour Party or Labor Party is used by several political parties around the world. ...


List of members

Contents: Top - 0–9 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


A

ACCORD is the trade union for HBOS workers. ... Amicus is Britains second largest trade union, formed by the merger of MSF (Manufacturing Science and Finance) and the AEEU (Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union) agreed in 2001. ... The Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) is a British trade union. ... The Association of Flight Attendants (commonly known as the AFA) is a union representing most flight attendants in the United States. ... The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) is a trade union in the United Kingdom representing educationalists from primary to further education. ... The Association of University Teachers (AUT) is the trade union and professional association that represents academic (teaching and research) and academic-related (librarians, IT managers and senior administrators) at pre-1992 universities in the United Kingdom. ...

B

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) is a trade union in the United Kingdom. ... The British Air Line Pilots Association is the worlds second largest flight crew associations, next to U S Air Line Pilots Association. ... The British Dietetic Association is a professional association for dietitians founded in 1936. ... The Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) is a trade union in the United Kingdom. ...

C

The Ceramic and Allied Trades Union was created in the early 19th century to protect workers from dangerous conditions of their field. ... The Communication Workers Union is the main trade union in the United Kingdom for people working for telephone, cable and postal delivery companies, with 300,000 members. ... Connect is a British trade union representing workers in the communications industry. ...

D

  • Derbyshire Group Staff Union
  • Diageo Staff Association

E

The Educational Institute of Scotland is the oldest teachers trade union in the world, having been founded in 1847. ... The British Actors Equity Association (now called Equity) is the British actors trade union. ...

F

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is the main union for firefighters in the United Kingdom. ...

G

  • General Union of Loom Overlookers (GULO)
  • GMB [30]

The GMB is a general trade union in the United Kingdom, and has more than 700,000 members. ...

H

The Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA) is a professional body in the UK specifically designed for senior hospital doctors. ...

M

The Musicians Union of the United Kingdom represents the interests of working musicians. ...

N

The Napo is a tributary to the Amazon River that rises in Ecuador on the flanks of the volcanoes of Antisana, Sincholagua and Cotopaxi. ... The National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE) is the trade union and professional assocation: for people working with those above statutory school age, and primarily concerned with providing education, training or research. ... The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) is a trade union for teachers in the UK. It is a member of the Trades Union Congress (TUC). ... The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) is a trade union for journalists in Britain and Ireland. ... The National Union of Mineworkers is a trade union for coal miners in the United Kingdom. ... The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is a major trade union of school teachers in England and Wales. ...

P

The Professional Footballers Association is the association for professional footballers in the United Kingdom. ... The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) is a large trade union in the United Kingdom. ...

R

  • RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) [44]

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) is a trade union in the United Kingdom which unionises transport workers. ...

S

The Sheffield Wool Shear Workers Union, is based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ...

T

The Transport and General Workers Union, also known as the TGWU and the T&G, is one of the largest general trade unions in the United Kingdom and Ireland - where it is known as the Amalgamated TGWU - with 900,000 members (and was once the largest trade union in the... The Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) is a Trade Union for white collar workers in the transport industry in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. ...

U

Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru (National Union of Teachers of Wales) was formed in Wales from a split from the NUT in the late 40s over the issue of the Welsh language in teaching. ... The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) is a trade union in the United Kingdom. ... UNISON logo UNISON is the largest trade union in the United Kingdom, with over 1. ...

W

  • The Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) [52]

Y

  • Yorkshire Independent Staff Association (YISA)
Make Poverty History banner in front of Trades Union Congress.
Make Poverty History banner in front of Trades Union Congress.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1760x1168, 402 KB) Make Poverty History banner in front of the Trades Union Congress, 2005-07. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1760x1168, 402 KB) Make Poverty History banner in front of the Trades Union Congress, 2005-07. ... // The UK campaign A white band bilingual in Welsh and English. ...

See also

This is a list of trade unions and union federations by country. ... The London-based Labour Research Department (LRD) is the independent, trade union based research organisation. ... The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is the co-ordinating body of trade unions in Scotland. ...

External links

  • Official TUC website
  • TUC unionfinder tool to find unions by sector or company

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It was no coincidence, therefore, that the city became one of the main centres for trade union organisation and agitation in the UK.
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