National Union of Leather Workers

Scope and Content

Minutes; financial records; miscellaneous records.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Union of Leather Workers was formed in 1928 by the amalgamation of the National Society of Portmanteau, Trunk, Bag and Fancy Leather Workers, the Union of Saddlers and General Leather Workers and the Sheffield Fancy Leather Workers. It was renamed the National Union of Leather Workers and Allied Trades in c.1941. In 1971 it merged with the National Union of Boot and Shoe Maker Operatives, the Amalgamated Society of Leather Workers and Kindred Trades and the National Union of Glovers and Leather Workers to form the National Union of Footwear, Leather and Allied Trades.

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