Our affiliations & partnerships  - Trade unions

We want to create a better working world for our members, their families and communities. To help us do this we work in partnership with a whole range of organisations. Some provide additional benefits and services. Others are campaigning or political organisations that we support in the best interests of our members and the wider working world.

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The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is the largest civil society organisation on the island of Ireland.


The Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions (CSEU) is a trade union confederation in the United Kingdom.


Unions21 provides an ‘open space’ for discussion on the future of the trade union movement.

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Wales TUC (WTUC)

The Wales TUC is the voice of Wales campaigning for a fair deal at work and for social justice at home and abroad.

Scottish TUC (STUC)

The Scottish Trades Union Congress is the co-ordinating body of Trade Unions, and local Trades Councils, in Scotland.


UNI Global Union is the voice of 20 million service sector workers in 150 countries and in every region of the world.

IndustriALL European TU

Representing 7.1 million workers across supply chains in manufacturing, mining and energy sectors on the European level.

IndustriALL Global TU

Representing 50 million workers in 140 countries across supply chains in manufacturing, mining and energy sectors at global level.


The GFTU is the federation for specialist unions providing a range of support services including education.

Trade Union Congress (TUC)

The TUC is the main governing body for affiliated Trade Unions in the UK.

Trade Union Friends of Israel (TUFI)

Strengthening links between the Israeli TUC, the Palestinian General Federation of TU’s and the British TU Movement.

Union Together

Together, 15 affiliated trade unions bring the voices of almost 3 million union members to the heart of the Labour Party.