Electrical Trades Union

Scope and Content

Series 1: annual reports, 1922-1962 (not complete)

Series 2: minutes of the Executive Council and Sub-Executive Committee, 1912-1993 (not complete)

Series 3: conference reports, 1940-1985

Series 4: rule books

Series 5: other papers - Electrical Supply Industry Joint Industrial Council minute books

Series 6: Branch records including Darlington, Littlehampton, Maryport, Middlesborough, Newferry, Newport, Nottingham North, Peckham, Runcorn on Widnes, Stoke on Trent and Worthing.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Electrical Trades union was formed in 1889 from a conference between the Amalgamated Society of Telegraph and Telephone Construction Men and the Union of Electrical Operatives. In 1968 it merged with the Plumbing Trades Union to form the Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunication and Plumbing Union (EETPU). In 1992 the EETPU merged with the Amalgamated Engineering Union to form the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (AEEU). The AEEU merged with the Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union (MSF) to form Amicus in 2001, and in 2007 Amicus merged with the Transport and General Workers Union to form Unite.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

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Archivist's Note

These records were catalogued by Kate Hart, Apr 2009, as part of the 'The past meets the present', HLF project. Description compiled by Kate Hart, Jan 2010 and updated by Jane Taylor, May 2020.

Related Material

Other records are available at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick

Electrical Trades Union (GB 0152 MSS.387/ETU), 1920-1992 - including minutes of Executive Council, circulars, membership records, branch records, court cases involving the ETU, and papers relating to Sir Leslie Cannon.
Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunication and Plumbing Union (GB 0152 MSS.387)
Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (GB 0152 MSS.259/AEEU)