National Union of the Footwear, Leather and Allied Trades (NUFLAT)

Scope and Content

Includes: minutes of general executive council, national joint conference and other meetings; half yearly statements of accounts; operational records; legal records; membership registers; monthly journal and reports; records concerning health and safety; Leicester and Northampton branch records.

Administrative / Biographical History

NUFLAT was formed in 1971 from the amalgamation of The National Union of Boot and Shoe Operatives, the Amalgamated Society of Leather Workers, the National Union of Glovers and Leather Workers and the National Union of Leather Workers and Allied Trades. NUFLAT itself joined with the National Union of Hosiery and Knitwear Workers to form the National Union of Knitwear, Footwear and Apparel Trades (KFAT) in 1991.

Access Information

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

Other Finding Aids

Custodial History

Accession MSS.438 was transferred from the University Library. Accession 597 was deposited by Community, the successor trade union, in 2007. Accession 1193 was transferred from the Working Class Movement Library in August 2017. Accession 1210 was transferred from Ayrshire Archives in December 2017.

Related Material

West Yorkshire Archive Service Hold NUFLAT minutes 1892-1920, 1930-1949; Annual balance sheets C. 1900-1960s; Photographs and monthly Journals C.1920s.