Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union (known as Manufacturing, Science, Finance or MSF)

Scope and Content

Records including annual conference reports and agenda, national executive committee minutes and east midlands regional council minutes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Manufacturing, Science, Finance was formed in 1988 by the merger of the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs and the Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section, both of which had themselves grown by the accretion of smaller unions.

TASS's members were skilled and professional staff employed mainly in the engineering industry, while ASTMS had developed into a white-collar union with members in all sectors of industry and services. It merged with the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (AEEU) in 2001 to form AMICUS. Ken Gill was the first General Secretary.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

These papers were deposited at the Centre by Manufacturing, Science, Finance in January 2000. Additional records of the NEC were deposited in 2011 (Acc. 807)

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished records in this collection which are under 30 years old are closed. The approval of the depositor is required before publication. Please contact the Centre for further details (

Appraisal Information

The collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre also holds records of: the Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section (TASS), earlier the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section); the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (ASTMS) and predecessors; the Heating and Domestic Engineers' Union and predecessors; Bill Walsh, MSF official.