Union of Post Office Workers (UPW) Records

Scope and Content

Union of Post Office Workers, Newport (Monmouthshire) & District Branch minute books, 1922-1952.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Union of Post Office Workers was formed in 1919 as the result of the amalgamation of the Postal and Telegraph Clerks' Association, the Fawcett Association and the Postmen's Federation as well as the following smaller unions: the Adult Messengers' Association; the Bagmen's Association; the Central London Postmen's Association; the London Postal Porters' Association; the Tracers' Association; and the Tube Staff Association. In 1928 a breakaway group from the Union of Post Office Workers formed the National Guild of Telephonists. The UPW changed its name to the Union of Communication Workers in 1980. In 1995 the union merged with the National Communications Union to form the Communication Workers' Union.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr I. Cook, Librarian, Communication Workers Union, London.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of Union of Post Office Workers, Newport & District Branch; Clinton, A., Post Office Workers : a trade union and social history. (London, 1984.)

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names