Shipbuilding and Allied Industries Management Association (SAIMA), later part of the Engineers' and Managers' Association (EMA)

Scope and Content

Minutes; various records.

Administrative / Biographical History

SAIMA was established in 1975 to give managers separate trade union representation in view of the imminent nationalisation of shipbuilding. It joined with the Electrical Power Engineers' Association (EPEA) in 1978, when the EPEA re-established itself as the Engineers' and Managers' Association (EMA). John Lyons remained General Secretary of the federal body, which continued in membership of the TUC. The SAIMA Group of the EMA was succeeded in 1986 by the Shipbuilding, Engineering and Aerospace Group, which from 1 June 1993 it was fully assimilated into the EMA. In 2000 an EMA shipbuilding industry committee was continuing the work of SAIMA.

Reference: John Lyons, 'The engineer in a changing society', speech to Institution of Electrical Engineers, 10 Mar 1977; depositor's correspondence; information in MSS.370/2/5 and 2/7.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

MSS.370/1/1-2/6 were deposited by Tyne and Wear Archives in 1996. At least some of them belonged to a member based in Newcastle upon Tyne. MSS.370/2/7 was deposited by Paul Rhodes in 2000.

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