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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


British Medical Association

For doctors and medical students in the UK. BMA


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.

Fire Brigades Union

The union for fire fighters



GMB is a trade union that represents all workers, across public services and in private companies too. GMB members work in full-time jobs, part-time jobs or are working while they study.


Musicians’ Union

Performers engaged in the music profession including music writers and instrumental music teachers. MU


National Association of Head Teachers

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.


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


Royal College of Midwives

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.


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.



General union representing workers across the country and all industrial sectors.



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

Battersea and Wandsworth Trades Union Council

Battersea and Wandsworth Trades Union Council (BWTUC) is the south west London arm of the international trade union movement. BWTUC is an independent unincorporated body that is registered with the Trades Union Congress as the recognized trades union council for the borough of Wandsworth.


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.


Workers’ Beer Company

The Workers Beer Company runs bars at events in the UK and Ireland. We have been operating since 1986 and during this time have worked at most of the major festivals including Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, Latitude, Longtitude, Electric Picnic, Slane Castle and the Fleadhs.

The Workers Beer Company is owned by Battersea and Wandsworth Trades Union Council, Est. 1894