National Amalgamated Union of Enginemen, Firemen, Mechanics and Electrical Workers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Reports and balance sheets, 1895-1926.

Administrative / Biographical History

The union was founded as the National Amalgamated Union of Enginemen, Cranemen, Hammer Drivers and Boiler Firemen of Great Britain in 1895. It became the National Amalgamated Enginemen, Cranemen, Hammer, Steam and Electric Tram Drivers and Boiler Firemen in 1901, the National Amalgamated Enginemen of Great Britain in 1904 and the National Amalgamated Union of Enginemen, Firemen, Mechanics and Electrical Workers in 1907. By 1925 it was the only union catering for this class of worker, all other local unions of enginemen and firemen having disappeared. In 1926 it amalgamated with the Transport and General Workers' Union.

Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical directory of trade unions. Volume 3. Aldershot : Gower, 1987.

Conditions Governing Access

Prior written permission to consult the archive is required. Researchers should apply to the Mr R. Scott, TGWU, Transport House, Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JD.

Archivist's Note

The list of the National Amalgamated Union of Enginemen, Firemen, Mechanics and Electrical Workers includes the records of its predecessors. Authority files exist for the National Amalgamated Union of Enginemen, Firemen, Mechanics and Electrical Workers (GB 152 AAR239) and its predecessor organisations : the National Amalgamated Union of Enginemen, Cranemen, Hammer Drivers and Boiler Firemen of Great Britain (GBR 0152 AAR252); the National Amalgamated Enginemen, Cranemen, Hammer, Steam and Electric Tram Drivers and Boiler Firemen (GBR 0152 AAR251); and the National Amalgamated Enginemen of Great Britain (GBR 0152 AAR250).

Custodial History

As a predecessor of the Transport and General Workers' Union the initial deposit was made in 1976 by that union. Accruals to the deposit are listed under the entry for the Transport and General Workers' Union http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/ead/126tg.htm (MSS.126/TG). The archive has been deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan.