Records: Aberffraw Branch of the Workers Union

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records: Contribution book, 1920 - 1924. photographs, [c. 1978]; and a plan of A. A Practice Camp, Ty Croes (not connected with the Workers' Union), 1942.

Administrative / Biographical History

Undeb Gweithwyr Môn, subsequently the Anglesey Workers' Union, was established in Llangefni in 1909 and officially registered as a trade union on 17th August 1911. It was dedicated to promote the interests of the Anglesey rural working class. The Union strove to seek direct representation on public bodies, to help workers in matters of compensation, annuities etc., to provide financial assistance in cases of unemployment, sickness, accident or death, and guidance on finding employment. By the end of January 1921, 20 branches had been established, each with its local committee; the majority of members were farm workers. It created further branches but began to lose potential recruits to rival bodies. In June 1918, it was resolved that Undeb Gweithwyr Môn should join with the Anglesey Workers' Union, on the understanding that its identity would be retained. Forty-six branches were absorbed into the Workers' Union. The executive committee of Undeb Gweithwyr Môn was allowed to operate as the district committee of the Workers' Union. On 12th May 1922, Undeb Gweithwyr Môn decided to cancel its registration as a trade union. The Aberffraw branch, the first formed, remained in existence into the 1980s.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: contribution book; photographs; plan.

Conditions Governing Access

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Adnau preifat / Private deposit

Note

Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Mae copiau clawr caled o`r catalogau ar gael yn Archifau Ynys Môn ac yn y Gofrestr Cenedlaethol Archifau. Polisi Archifau Ynys Môn yw catalogio yn iaith y ddogfen./Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da /Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: Minor list, Aberffraw Branch of the Workers Union; Pretty, David A., 'Undeb Gweithwyr Mon: Anglesey Workers' Union', Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club (1988), pp. 115-148.

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained

Accruals

Ni ddisgwylir croniadau/Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names