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International Organisations

  • European TUC
  • European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • European Metalworkers Federation
  • Public Services International
  • International Labour Organisation
  • International Union of Foodworkers
  • International Transport Confederation
  • International Transport Workers’ Federation
  • International Trade Union Confederation
  • Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD

UK Unions

  • TUC – Trade Union Congress
  • Wales TUC
  • Amicus
  • Community
  • NUM – National Union of Mineworkers
  • NUMAST –National Union of Marine, Aviation and Shipping Transport Officers
  • PCS – Public and Commercial Services Union
  • Prospect
  • TGWU – Transport and General Workers’ Union
  • USDAW – Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers


  • FLAEI (Italy)
  • IG Metall (Germany)
  • Kommunal (Sweden)
  • Civil Servants Union (Hong Kong)
  • International Labour Organisation (ACTRAV)
  • OS KOVO (Czech Republic)
  • Solidarność (Poland)


  • Public funded research projects
  • Commissioned research
  • Public lectures and seminars
  • Series of trade union seminars (with the Wales TUC)
  • Linked activity with other union-related networks
  • Teaching on trade union sponsored programmes
  • Module teaching in academic programmes
  • Trade union briefings

Public Engagement

  • Foster public debate and policy development (e.g. Annual Lecture sponsored by Thompsons Partnership)
  • Global research projects producing reports and briefings (e.g. with Public Services International, European Federation of Public Service Unions, International Transport Workers’ Federation).
  • Global teaching programmes (e.g. Global Labour University Programme, sponsored by the International Labour Organisation, International Trade Union Confederation and Global Union Federations)


CGLR has Partnership agreements with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Thompsons Solicitors, the leading labour law firm in the United Kingdom.