SNP Trade Union Group
The SNP Trade Union Group
) is an affiliated organisation of the Scottish National Party
(SNP). They were formed in the 1960s
as the Association of Scottish Nationalist Trade Unionists to persuade Scottish trade unionists of the virtues of independence
and to ensure the SNP has an organised presence in the trade union movement. The motivation behind this is the long-standing link between the Scottish trade union movement and the Labour Party
which the TUG seeks to weaken.
The TUG is allowed to send delegates to the SNP Annual Conference and National Council Meetings and has one representative on the SNP National Executive Committee.