National Union of Furniture Trade Operatives

Scope and Content

This collection includes: rules; general executive council minutes; annual reports, 1947-70; conference reports; agreements; journals/bulletins, 1948-71; file re Woodcutting Machinists amalgamation, 1971.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Union of Furniture Trade Operatives was formed in 1947 by the amalgamation of the Amalgamated Union of Upholsterers and the National Amalgamated Furnishing Trades' Association. In 1971 it merged with the Amalgamated Society of Woodcutting Machinists to form the Furniture, Timber and Allied Trades Union.

Reference: H. Reid The furniture makers, a history of trade unionism in the furniture trade, 1865-1972. Oxford, 1986.

Access Information

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

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Custodial History

These records were deposited by the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union.