My attention has been drawn to the recently established trade union for translators in the UK, 'The National Union of Professional Translators and Interpreters' (NUPIT).
How recently was it established? I wrote a dissertation 2 years ago and it existed then. The subject of my work discussed the visibility/invisibility of the translator - and i seem to remember one of the points i made was the fact that this union exists, but no-one I had spoken to had ever heard of it!
Just a comment...!