The Labour Party was set up to improve the well-being and rights of working people all across the UK and has historically worked with a number of Organisations and Unions. This has helped improve the workplace conditions, pay, hours, pensions, holiday allowances and medical benefits for thousands of people.
People coming together for the benefit of all is core to Labour Party beliefs. Below is a list of Unions and Organisations that you may wish to consider joining to defend your rights – and the rights of others in your industry – from those who would try and exploit the work and services you provide.
For more information about TULO, the affiliated trade unions or to get involved in campaigning around the issues that are of interest to trade union members, then please visit www.unionstogether.org.uk
ASLEF – Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers (railways – drivers, operational supervisors and staff)
BECTU – Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union – broadcasting, film, video, theatre, cinema and related sectors
BFAWU – Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union – food industry
COMMUNITY – industries in and around steel, metal and textile communities
CWU – Communication Workers Union – post and telecommunications
FBU – Fire Brigades Union – firefighters and other workers within fire and rescue services
GMB – for general workers in public and private sectors
MU – Musicians Union – performers, writers and teachers in the music industry
NUM – National Union of Mineworkers
TSSA – Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association – railways, London Underground, travel, haulage, shipping
UCATT – Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians – construction and building workers
UNISON – the public service union for all those providing services to the public whether employed in the public, private or voluntary sectors
Unite – for general workers in the public and private sectors
USDAW – the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers – retail, distributive and related industries
BAME Labour seeks to empower ethnic minority members within the Labour Party and campaigns for greater representation of ethnic minority communities in public life.
Chinese for Labour
Christians on the Left (previously The Christian Socialist Movement)
Christians on the Left is a movement of Christians active in politics to secure change for the common good.
Website: www.christiansontheleft.org.uk Tel: 0207 783 1590
Disability Labour is an affiliate of the Labour Party. It exists to represent and support the interests of disabled Labour Party members and supporters.
Website: www.labour.org.uk/disabled-members Tel: 0207 783 1020
The Fabian Society
The Fabian Society is the UK’s only membership based left of centre think tank. Providing an arena for open-minded debate, the Society’s programme aims to explore the political ideas and the policy reforms which will define progressive politics in the future.
The Jewish Labour movement
Labour Animal Welfare Society (LAWS)
LAWS was set up in 1992 as an organisation for Labour Party members and supporters. LAWS objectives are to give support to the Labour Party on animal welfare issues, educate, promote and organise discussion on matters concerning animal welfare and promote our beliefs that humans have obligations towards other animals
Tel: 01922 620 667
Labour Business (previously Labour Finance and Industry Group)
Labour Business, formally known as the Labour Finance and Industry Group is the prime network and policy forum for progressives working in or interested in finance, enterprise and industry in the UK. Whether you are a business or finance veteran or a student, recent graduate or aspiring entrepreneur, Labour Business would love to hear from you.
Labour Campaign for International Development
Labour Campaign for International Development is a group for all those committed to a world without poverty & injustice.
Labour Housing Group
Labour Movement for Europe
The Labour Movement for Europe’s aim is to improve and broaden the understanding of the European Union and its potential throughout the wider Labour movement and the United Kingdom. It is the home of the pro-Europeans in the Labour and trade union movement.
Labour Party Irish Society
Labour Students is the student wing of the Labour Party and is home for all students in further and higher education in the UK
Tel: 0345 092 2299
Labour Women’s Network
We are a voluntary group, funded entirely by our members. We exist to secure the election of more Labour women to public office at every level, and to support Labour women to play a full part in the Party.
Making the link between the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans movement and the Labour movement.
National Union of Labour and Socialist Clubs
Tel: 01744 758746
Scientists for Labour
An organisation open to members or supporters of the Labour Party who are interested or involved in UK science and technology.
Socialist Educational Association
The SEA is an independent socialist educational organisation, affiliated to the Labour Party.
Socialist Environment and Resources Association
SERA is the only environmental Organisation that is affiliated to the Labour Party. From this unique position, we are able to campaign for social justice and environmental justice, and better emphasise the links between the two. SERA has members throughout the country, including MPs, MSPs, MEPs and local and district councillors. We provide our members with information to enable them to campaign on “green” issues from a “red” perspective, and we use our highly skilled and informed resources to inform government, and campaign for better environmental policy.
Tel: 020 7022 1985
The Socialist Health Association
The Socialist Health Association promotes health and well-being and the eradication of inequalities, in the UK and worldwide, through the application of socialist principles to society and government. Our members believe that these objectives can best be achieved through collective rather than individual action.
Tel: 0870 013 0065
Society of Labour Lawyers
Tel: 020 7657 1611
The Co-operative Party is a separate political party but which has an electoral agreement with Labour. It is the political voice of the British co-operative movement. Over one billion people are members of co-operatives worldwide which globally employ 250 million people, and generate £1.4 trillion in turnover while providing the services and infrastructure communities need to thrive.
Website: www.party.coop and www.KeepIt.Coop
Telephone: 020 736 741 50