Records of the National Union of Agricultural Workers, Yorkshire Region

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This small collection contains three volumes detailing the income received and the benefits paid out in the Yorkshire region by the different branches of the National Union of Agricultural Workers. The names of members receiving benefits are provided as well as the amount and the reason for their receiving the benefit, however no other identifying details such as addresses are given.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers was established as the Eastern Counties Agricultural Labourers and Small Holders Union, in Norfolk on 20 July 1906. In 1910, it changed its name to the National Agricultural Labourers' and Rural Workers' Union and began to accept, in addition to farm workers, carters, gardeners, roadmen, navvies and women. By 1920 the union had over 100 000 members and changed its name again, to the National Union of Agricultural Workers. A strike organised by the union in 1923 helped reduce the pressure to cut agricultural workers' wages. By the end of the Second World War, the union boasted 3252 branches. In 1968, the union was renamed the National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers and in 1982 it amalgamated with the Transport and General Workers' Union to form the Agricultural and Allied Workers' Trade Group.

Bert Hazell took over as Yorkshire Regional Organiser of the National Union of Agricultural Workers in the late 1930s.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Donated by Bert Hazell, via Tony Topham, 4 November 1995

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