Participating Unions and Allies

Participating Unions and Allies2020-06-16T10:38:22+00:00

Below are the 77 trade union bodies currently participating in TUED, including 4 Global Union Federations, 3 regional organizations, and 10 national centers. There are also 11 allied policy, academic and advocacy organizations. The full text list can be found below.

Unions currently participating in TUED represent workers in 24 countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Greece, India, Italy, Korea, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Peru, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, the United Kingdom and the United States. Four global union federations are participating, representing educators, food workers, the transport sector and public services. National centers representing workers in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, India, Italy, Nepal, the Philippines and South Africa are involved.

For unions considering participating in TUED, most of the information you need is here. There is also more information on why it’s important for unions to support TUED here. Please get in touch if you need more information or would like to discuss how to get involved.






































Canadian Labor Council (CLC)


Alliance of Progressive Labor APL-SENTRO






Railroad Workers United



United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America





Southern Initiative on Globalization and Trade Union Rights (SIGTUR)


RosaLuuxemburgStiftung NewYorkOffice

Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)

Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)






New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI)

CUT Brasil

New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI)


National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)

National Nurses United

Local Union 3, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)


Labor Network for Sustainability

Korean Federation of Public Services and Transportation Workers Union (KPTU)

Oilfield WorkersTrade Union (OWTU)

Education International



Transport Salaried Staffs' Association



International Union of Food Workers (IUF)

International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)


Global Labour Institute Network

Fire Brigades Union (FBU)

Central de Trabajadores de la Argentina (CTA)Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)

Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA)

UNIA, Switzerland Inter-Professional Trade Union

Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees

Participating Unions


Jurisdiction/Country Union
Global Union Federation Education International
Global Union Federation International Transport Workers Federation
Global Union Federation International Union of Food Workers
Global Union Federation Public Services International (PSI)
Americas Trade Union Confederation of the Americas
Europe European Public Services Union
Europe European Transport Workers Federation
Europe Nordic Transport Workers Federation
Argentina Central de Trabajadores de la Argentina
Australia National Union of Workers
Australia National Tertiary Education Union
Australia NSW Nurses’ and Midwives’ Association
Australia Victoria Trades Hall Council
Australia Electrical Trades Union
Australia UnionsACT (Australian Capital District)
Basque Country Basque Workers’ Solidarity (ELA)
Brazil Central Única dos Trabalhadores (CUT)
Canada British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union
Canada British Columbia Teachers’ Federation
Canada Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)
Canada Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)
Canada Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
Canada Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec
Canada National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)
Canada Vancouver and District Labour Council
Canada Vancouver Secondary Teachers’ Association
Colombia Central Union of Workers, CUT
Greece Water Workers Union at Eyath, Thessaloniki
India New Trade Union Initiative
Italy Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro
Korea Korean Federation of Public Services and Transportation Workers Unions (KPTU)
Malawi Transport and General Workers Union
Mexico Electrical Workers Union of Mexico, SME
Nepal General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions
Nepal UNI-Nepal
New Zealand First Union
New Zealand New Zealand Public Service Association
New Zealand Unite Union
Norway National Union of Municipal and Government Employees
Norway Norwegian Union of Electricians and IT Workers
Philippines Alliance for Progressive Labor/SENTRO
Philippines Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU)
South Africa National Unions of Metalworkers of South Africa
South Africa South African Federation of Trade Unions
Sweden Swedish Transport Workers Union
Switzerland UNIA
Trinidad and Tobago Oilfield Workers Trade Union
Uganda Amalgamated Transport and General Workers’ Union
UK Fire Brigades Union
UK National Education Union — National Union of Teachers Section
UK Public and Commercial Services Union
UK Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC)
UK Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association
UK Unite the Union
UK University and College Union (UCU)
USA Local 3 IBEW (New York)
USA Local 11 IBEW (Los Angeles)
USA 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
USA National Education Association
USA National Nurses United
USA New York State Nurses Association
USA Pennsylvania Federation of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters
USA Professional Staff Congress, AFT (New York)
USA Railroad Workers United
USA United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE)
USA GEU-UAW, Local 6950
USA GSOC-UAW-Local 2110
USA District Council 57 (California)
USA SEIU Local 1021
USA / Canada Amalgamated Transit Union

Movement Allies

Jurisdiction/Country Organization
Australia APHEDA (ACTU) Australian People for Health, Education and
Development Abroad
Australia Earthworker Cooperative
Australia Labor Environment Action Network
Nepal Center for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS)
South Southern Initiative on Globalisation and Trade Union
Rights (SIGTUR)
South Africa PSIRU-SA
USA Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) NYC Chapter
USA Labor Network for Sustainability
USA Worker Institute at Cornell (New York)
UK Trade Union Campaign Against Climate Change (U.K. )
UK Global Labour Institute Network (Manchester)