Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Annual and quarterly reports, 1919-1971

Conference reports, 1922-1963

Rule books, 1872-1971

Branch records including Hyde, Manchester district and Manchester no.6 branch

Administrative / Biographical History

The London Order of Operative Bricklayers Society and Manchester Unity of Operative Bricklayers Society were both formed in 1848. The Manchester Unity was known by several different titles. In 1921 the Operative Society of Masons, Quarrymen and Allied Trades of England and Wales amalgamated with the Manchester Unity of Operatives Bricklayers Society and the London Order of Operative Bricklayers Society to form the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers (AUBTW). The National Builders, Labourers and Constructional Workers Society joined the AUBTW in 1952 followed by the National Society of Street Masons, Paviours and Roadmakers in 1966 and the Amalgamated Slaters, Tilers and Roofing Operatives Society in 1969. In 1971 the AUBTW merged with Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers and Decorators to form the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT)

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation.

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Other Finding Aids

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Archivist's Note

These records were organised and listed by Sophie Johnston, Mar 2009. Amended and catalogued by Kate Hart, Feb 2010, as part of 'The past meets the present', HLF project. Description compiled by Kate Hart, Mar 2010.