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Departmental Trade Unions

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies. (212478)

The Ministry of Justice has in place formal arrangements that recognise the following trade unions and employee representative bodies:


General Municipal Boilers (GMB)

National Association of Probation Officers (NAPO)


Prison Officers Association (POA)

Prison Governors’ Association (PGA)

Public and Commercial Services (PCS)

Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

Unite (includes TGWU/Amicus)

Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT)