Trade Union and Labour Party Liaison Organisation (TULO)

TULO (The Trade Union & Labour Party Liaison Organisation) is the umbrella organisation that coordinates the activities of the 14 trade unions who affiliate to the Labour party.

Our website is and on it you can find details of how to build strong links between your CLP and the trade union branches in your area.

The trade unions that are affiliated are:

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 - Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers - retail, distributive and related industries

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 our website

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