This collection includes: minutes of executive council meetings and annual conference; minutes of headquarters organisation committee; verbatim reports of annual conference; report of arbitration proceedings; 'Aspirex'/'Civil Service Argus', union journal.
Ministry of Labour Staff Association, earlier the Employment Department Clerks' Association
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
This union was founded in 1913 as the National Federation of Labour Exchange and Unemployment Insurance Clerks' Associations. It was renamed the National Federation of Employment Department Clerks' Associations in 1917 and in 1918 the constituent regional associations amalgamated to form the National Association of Employment Department Officers. The name was changed to the National Association of Officers of the Ministry of Labour in 1920, the National Association of Employment and Clerical Officers of the Ministry of Labour in 1921 and the Ministry of Labour Staff Association in 1925. In 1943 it established the Federation of Ministry of Labour Staffs with the Association of Officers of the Ministry of Labour. It transferred its engagements to the Civil and Public Services Association in 1973.
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
These records were deposited by the Public and Commercial Services Union in September 2000.
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/MLS
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Further deposits are not expected.