This collection contains: (MSS.101/DA): representative council proceedings, 1917-77 (incomplete); conference proceedings (several series), 1923-79; The Draughtsman, 1918-76 (incomplete); DATA News/TASS News and Journal, 1963-73, 1978-84; technical pamphlets, 1920-77; salary census, 1953-61, 1967-86; miscellaneous publications, 1934-91; Colchester branch: minutes, 1928-48; Lea Valley branch: minutes, 1956-72; Stevenage branch: minutes 1982-3. (MSS.79/2005): annotated proofs of regulations for the administration of the rules, with related records, 1976-1984; records concerning amalgamations, 1984-1988; visual display unit health and safety guidelines, 1985.
Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section (TASS), earlier the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section)
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 TAS
- Dates of Creation1964-1988
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description15 boxes (1 [MSS.79], 3 [MSS.101], 11 )
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
In 1970 the Draughtsmen and Allied Technicians' Association (DATA) amalgamated with the Amalgamated Union of Engineering and Foundry Workers and the Constructional Engineering Union to become the Technical and Supervisory Section of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers, renamed Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section) in 1971. In 1985 the amalgamation was dissolved and Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section merged with several other unions including the Tobacco Workers' Union and The National Union of Sheetmetal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers. In 1988 it merged with the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (ASTMS) to form Manufacturing, Science, Finance (MSF).
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/
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/TAS
The initial deposit of TASS material was made in 1975 when the union formed a section of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers. Records with references beginning MSS.79/2005 were deposited by TASS and its successor union, Amicus.
10th March 1986 : national agreements, journals, files collected by Richard Storey. 25th November 1986 : journals collected by Richard Storey. 9th December 1993 : journals collected by Richard Storey. 17th April 1996 : branch minute books delivered by post.