Tag Archives: Trade union profile

USDAW

The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) is the fourth largest union in Northern Ireland and also across the UK as a whole.  USDAW’s membership in Northern Ireland totalled 14,832...

Royal College of Nursing

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is a professional organisation and a trade union. It is not a member of TUC or ICTU and is not affiliated to any political party. At...

GMB

The GMB, with strong membership among manual workers in local government and the Health Service, is one of the largest trade unions in the UK. It has over 600,000 members. At the...

Ulster Teachers’ Union

The Ulster Teachers’ Union (UTU) is the second largest Northern Ireland-based trade union, of which there are four. The largest, by far, is NIPSA with over 46,000 members; the other two have...

Unison

Describing itself as “Northern Ireland’s leading and liveliest trade union”, Unison was founded in July 1993. With 1.3 million members across the UK, it is Europe’s largest public sector union and was...

Unite

Unite is Britain’s biggest trade union and is organised in both the UK and Ireland. Formed in 2009 after a merger between two other large unions, the Transport and General Workers Union...

NIPSA

A new series on Northern Ireland’s unions. Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance (NIPSA) NIPSA is Northern Ireland’s largest trade union and one of four based in the province. Members’ jobs, in its...