The papers of the Hull branch of the Amalgamated Slaters, Tilers and Roofing Operatives Society comprise six minute books of the branch spanning the years 1891-97, 1905-24, 1928-43; one minute book of the Yorkshire District Committee 1938-55; two letter books 1899-1906, 1903-9; three income and expenditure account books 1909-17, 1937-42; seven journals of the society 1965-7 and a report of the 29th Triennial Conference of the Society held in June 1967.
Records of the Amalgamated Slaters, Tilers And Roofing Operatives Society (Hull Branch)
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Administrative / Biographical History
This union was formed out of the amalgamation in 1873 of some small craft societies in the Midlands and the north who operated a collective bargaining system with employers. It was reconstituted in 1882 as the Amalgamated Slaters of England Provident Society and renamed itself the Amalgamated Slaters and Tilers Provident Society of England and Ireland four years later. In the 20th century the Society had connections with the large amalgamated building workers' unions and the collection contains circulars and correspondence from related organisations such as the National Federation of Building Trades Operatives. It became the Amalgamated Slaters, Tilers and Roofing Operatives Society in 1946 and ceased to exist as an independent trade union in 1969, with its ongoing work transferred to the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers (later the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians).
U DSS/1 - 6 Branch minute books, 1891 - 1943
U DSS/7 Yorkshire District Committee, 1938 - 1955
U DSS/8-9 Branch letter books,1899 - 1909
U DSS/10-12 Accounts, 1909 - 1942
U DSS/13-14 Publications, 1965 - 1967
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Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians
Donated by the Amalgamated Slaters, Tilers and Roofing Operatives Society, Hull Branch, via Professor John Saville, Department of Economic and Social History in May 1968.