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The two primary trade unions in the country are the National Union of Public Workers, established in 1944, and the Barbados Workers’ Union, established in 1941. Both are members of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB). Other members of CTUSAB include the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union, Barbados Union of Teachers, the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools, the Barbados Registered Nurses Association and the Sugar Industry Supervisors Association. The Barbados Workers’ Union has about 25,000 members (2009) and holds affiliations with the following: the International Federation of Building and Wood Workers; the International Union of Food, Agricultural; the International Transport Workers’ Federation; the International Labour Organisation; the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions; and the Commonwealth Trade Union Council. In 1974 the union established an educational arm, the Barbados Workers’ Union Labour College, in order to meet the needs of its members.