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This document contains the names of all trade unions entered on the list maintained by the Certification Officer under section 3 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. It also contains the names of all trade unions known to the Certification Officer that meet the statutory definition of a trade union but that have not sought to be on his list.
You can search the list by name of trade union - just use < ctrl > F to search.
Official list of trade unions
A to C
D to J
K to Q
R to Z
Schedule of unlisted trade unions
|Trade union||Annual returns|
|Association of Flight Attendants (Council 07)||Annual returns|
|Association of Local Council Clerks (first annual return due by 1 June 2018)||Annual returns|
|Association of Trade Union Political and Public Sector Staff||Annual returns|
|Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions||Annual returns|
|Employees Representatives||Annual returns|
|Federation of Entertainment Unions||Annual returns|
|International Transport Workers Federation||Annual returns|
|Professional Footballers Association Scotland||Annual returns|
|Trades Union Congress||Annual returns|
About the list
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. For more information on the process of listing, the definition of a trade union and to see whether or not a particular trade union has a certification of independence, please see chapter 1 and appendices 1 and 1a of the Certification Officer’s annual report.
Trade unions which are not officially listed appear on the schedule to the list. They are referred to as ‘scheduled’ unions.
Click on the name of a trade union to view its website.
About annual returns
Trade unions must send the Certification Officer an annual return which the Certification Officer is required to make available to the public. You can view the relevant annual returns from the links on this list.
They are also available for public inspection at the Certification Officer’s premises between 9:30 am and 4.30 pm.
Lower Ground Floor
2-6 Salisbury Square
Tel: 0330 109 3602
Please telephone or email the Certification Office for an appointment before visiting. There may be a charge payable. Alternatively, Certification Office staff will photocopy relevant pages and post them to you.
For the annual returns submitted by trade unions between 2003 and 2011, please visit The National Archives. In addition annual returns of unions no longer in existence can be inspected at The National Archives. Please contact the Certification Office to arrange viewing.
Please contact the Certification Office if you cannot find or access a particular annual return.