Waterproof Garment Workers' Trade Union

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Minute books, 1929-1942 and 1942-1951
  • Conference minute book, 1936-1968
  • Executive Committee: minute books, 1951-1960, 1960-1970 and 1970-1972
  • Price lists, 1934, 1947 and 1956
  • Political fund annual returns
  • Correspondence re: barrage balloon workers
  • General correspondence
  • Waterproof Garment Workers' Trade Union: 1945-1946 strike
  • Correspondence with the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers

Administrative / Biographical History

Historical Directory of Trade Unions, vol 4 pg 471

The Waterproof Garment Makers and Machinists Trade Union was formed in 1907. In 1914 it changed its name to the Waterproof Garment Workers Trade Union. In 1972 the union amalgamated with the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation.

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Other Finding Aids

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Some of the material is fragile

Archivist's Note

Catalogued as part of the HLF project 'The past meets the present'