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Official list and schedule of trade unions and their annual returns

Active trade unions and their annual returns and former trade unions and their annual returns

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Entry in the list means no more than that the body concerned satisfies the statutory definition of a trade union and has applied to be listed.

Any trade union may apply to the Certification Officer to have its name included in the official list. Listing is an essential preliminary to any application for a certification of independence.

Unions which are not officially listed appear on the schedule to the list. They are referred to as ‘scheduled’ unions.

Published 14 October 2014
Last updated 31 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Psychotherapy and Counselling Union has been added to the list on 31 October 2018.
  2. Poole Greyhound Trainers Union has been added to the list on 2 October 2018
  3. Change of Name: The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists to The College of Podiatry
  4. ASPSU has been removed from the list of trade unions maintained by the Certification Officer because it ceased to exist on 8 August 2018.
  5. National Union of Mineworkers (North East Area) and National Union of Mineworkers (Scotland Area) have been removed from the schedule of trade unions on the grounds that neither of them meet the statutory definition of a trade union.
  6. As a consequence of a transfer of engagement, Britannia Staff Union has been removed from the list of trade unions maintained by the Certification Officer on 1 July 2018.
  7. Scottish Colliery Enginemen Boilermen and Tradesmen's Association has been removed from the schedule of trade unions as it ceased to be a trade union on 1 March 2018.
  8. Change of name
  9. NACO merged into USDAW on 1 May 2018
  10. An application to change the name of Leeds Building Society Staff Association to Leeds Building Society Colleague Association was approved on 7 February 2018.
  11. Association of Somerset Inseminators has been removed from the list of trade unions maintained by the Certification Officer.
  12. National Union of Mineworkers (Northumberland Area) has been removed from the list of trade unions maintained by the Certification Officer with effect from 30 November 2017 as it has ceased to exist.
  13. Association of Teachers and Lecturers and National Union of Teachers have been removed from the list due to being amalgamated to form National Education Union. National Education Union has been added to the list.
  14. The Certification Officer has moved, please note we have now a new address.
  15. Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians merged into Unite the Union on 1 January 2017. Please note that Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians ceased to exist from 1 January 2017 and has been removed from the list of trade unions maintained by the Certification Officer
  16. Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union was removed from the list of trade unions due a transfer of engagements to Prospect; UFS was removed from the list of trade unions due a transfer of engagements to Community
  17. First published.