National Union of Vehicle Workers (formerly London Carmen's Trade Union)

Scope and Content

Executive Committee minutes, circulars (very incomplete), 1914-15; Branch 107 minutes, 1906-18; Branch 24 minutes, 1889-1914, 1919-23; rules, 1912; contributions register, 1910-1919.

Administrative / Biographical History

The London Carmen's Trade Union (LCTU) was founded in 1888 to represent the drivers of heavy goods vehicles. It was renamed the National Union of Vehicle Workers (NUVW) in 1913. At some point, probably c.1920, it absorbed the Association of Dairymen's Assistants, which represented milkmen. On 1 January 1922 it was one of the fourteen unions which came together to form the Transport and General Workers' Union.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

Custodial History

Mainly deposited by the TGWU in May 2000.

Related Material

See also MSS.126/TG (Transport and General Workers' Union)