The Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival is run by the TUC South West on behalf of the trade union movement.
It relies on the generous support from unions and allies. We thank them for their kind generosity.
Accord is dedicated to representing members from HBOS who are now part of the Lloyds Banking Group. Accord
Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen
Railway drivers, operational supervisors and staff. ASLEF
Communication Workers Union
Posts and telecommunications in Post Office, British Telecom, Cable and Wireless, Cable TV, National Girobank and related industries. CWU
Performance workers in theatre, film, television, radio and variety. www.equity.org.uk
Fire Brigades Union
The union for fire fighters www.fbu.org.uk
Performers engaged in the music profession including music writers and instrumental music teachers. MU
a trade union and professional association representing more than 45,000 members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. NAHT
National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers
National Education Union
Formed after the merger between the NUT and the ATL NEU
Public and Commercial Services Union
Government departments and agencies, public bodies, private sector information technology and other service companies. www.pcs.org.uk
Prison Officers’ Association
Persons employed in any penal or secure establishment or special hospital as a prison officer, a nursing grade, a non-industrial stores grade and NHS secure forensic staff.
Prospect members are engineers, scientists, managers and specialists in areas as diverse as agriculture, defence, energy, environment, heritage, shipbuilding, telecoms and transport. It is the largest union in the UK representing professional engineers. Prospect
Dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. Workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance and information, and learning opportunities with our broad range of events, conferences and online resources. RCM
National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers
Railways and shipping, underground, road transport, buses. RMT
Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association
Administrative, clerical, supervisory, managerial, professional and technical employees of railways, London Underground, buses, road haulage, port authorities and waterways in Great Britain and Ireland. Also employees in the travel trade, hotel and catering industries. www.tssa.org.uk
University and College Union
Academic and academic related staff in higher, further, adult, land-based and prison education. UCU
Local government, health care, the water, gas and electricity industries, further and higher education, schools, transport, voluntary sector, housing associations, police support staff. www.unison.org.uk
General union representing workers across the country and all industrial sectors. www.unitetheunion.org
Retail, distributive, food processing and manufacturing, laundries, catering, chemical processing, pharmaceutical, home shopping, warehouses, insurance agents, clerical, milkround and dairy process, call centres. USDAW
Other sponsors and partners
First and foremost, a trade union and personal injury law firm. Our aim is to be the principal provider of legal services to trade unions and membership associations.
Thompsons solicitors: proud to work with trade unions
At Thompsons Solicitors, we strongly believe, based on over 85 years of experience that it is in employees’ best interests to become a member of a trade union. As a member of a Union you will then have access to a wide range of legal services, support and advice. Our Employments Rights Unit has expert staff to assist trade union members exclusively. Thompsons Solicitors have helped thousands of trade union members to protect their rights at work.
union-news.co.uk was established in 2011 to report news from the UK’s trade union movement, providing an outlet for workers and their campaigns which is missing from the mainstream media. Politically and financially independent, the newspaper is the voice for trade unionists.