Post Office Engineering Federation

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Various series of minutes, 1919-32; circulars, 1919-29; reports, 1920-31.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Federation was formed in 1918 as an umbrella body for a number Post Office unions. It had a council with representatives from the Post Office Amalgamated Engineering and Stores Association, the Society of Post Office Engineering Chief Inspectors, the Post Office Telegraph Mechanicians' Society and the Society of Post Office Engineers. Difficulties concerning meetings and costs led to the dissolution of the Federation in 1931.

Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions Vol. 1: Non-Manual Unions.Gower, 1980.

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open.

Archivist's Note

An authority file exists for this corporate body (GB 152 AAR1109).

Related organisations which have records located at the Centre include : the Union of Communication Workers (MSS.148/UCW) ; the National Communications Union (MSS.135C) ; the Society of Post Office Executives (MSS.124) ; the Council of Post Office Unions (MSS.89) ; and the Communication Managers' Association (MSS.225) .

Custodial History

The archive of the Post Office Engineering Federation forms part of the papers of the post office trade unionist R. Leonard Fagg. These papers were deposited on indefinite loan in the Centre by Mrs Fagg on the 2nd February 1976.

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