From the formation of UPTW, P and T movement was always connected with the only central TU then, AITUC. The President of NFPTE and affiliated unions were mostly M.P.s, who were trade union leaders. These M.P.s utilised the Parliament to focus our issues. In meetings of NFPTE and affiliated unions, these M.P.s regularly attended and gave advice.
After INTUC was formed, NFPTE did not continue affiliation with AITUC to avoid difference.