Clerks' Unions

Scope and Content

Series 1: annual reports, 1910-1969

Series 2: Executive Committee and Committee minutes, 1907-1987

Series 3: conference reports and General Council minutes, 1898-1988

Series 4: rule books

Series 5: other papers

Series 6: branch and district records including Altrincham Engineering branch, Belfast branch, Co-operative Wholesale Society Division, Doncaster branch, Glasgow branch, Greenock and District, Halifax branch, Leeds branch, London Area Council, Manchester branch, Midland and North East Area Councils, Northern Ireland Area Council, North Western Area Council, Oxford branch, Scotland region, Trafford branch and Wales region.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1890 the National Union of Clerks was formed. It was also known as the Clerks' Union or the Metropolitan Clerks' Union. In 1920 it changed its name to the National Union of Clerks and Administrative Workers. In 1941 it amalgamated with the Association of Women Clerks and Secretaries (AWCS) to become the Clerical and Administrative Workers' Union. In 1972 it changed its name to APEX (Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff). It merged with the GMB in 1989.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

The full catalogue is available online on the Working Class Movement Library's Web Site - www.wcml.org.uk/catalogue/adlib-catalogue

Related Material

Other records are available at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick:

Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff (APEX), earlier the National Union of Clerks and Administrative Workers and the Clerical and Administrative Workers' Union (CAWU) - (MSS.174, MSS.192, MSS.279)