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We are a federation of trade unions representing over half a million trade union members.

The General Federation of Trade Unions was established in 1899 and is a friendly democratic organisation responsive to the needs of affiliated trade unions. Like unions, we aim to improve the lives of working people and their communities.


We provide a wide range of education for the whole trade union movement.

Book yourself on to our upcoming courses, delivered by our Educational Trust.


Our core principle is solidarity between workers, unions and across our movement.

Share our latest solidarity shoutouts and upcoming action from our partners, Strike Map.

Quorn Grange Hotel & Training Centre

Owned by GFTU Educational Trust, Quorn Grange Hotel offers the perfect setting for all trade union members' needs