United Vehicle Workers

Scope and Content

Executive minutes, 1920-1921; annual reports, 1920-1921; annual conference agenda and reports, 1920-1921; financial report, 1920; 'The Record', 1919; rules, 1920-1921; proposed London bus agreements, 1921; information on tramway wages, 1914-1921; minutes of evidence of the Select Committee on Motor Traffic, 1912-1913.

Administrative / Biographical History

The United Vehicle Workers was formed in 1919 by the amalgamation of the London and Provincial Union of Licensed Vehicle Workers and the Amalgamated Association of Tramway and Vehicle Workers. It represented tram and bus drivers and conductors, cab drivers, chauffeurs, horsekeepers, cabmen, carters, lurrymen, farriers, and vehicle washers and cleaners, and its brief existence was plagued by constant internal struggles between the different trade groups. On 1 January 1922 it became a founder member of the Transport and General Workers' Union.

Access Information

Prior written permission to consult unpublished records in this archive is required. Details are given in the full catalogue. Subject to permission being granted, the archive 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

Custodial History

Deposited by the TGWU from 1976 onwards

Related Material

See also TVW (Amalgamated Association of Tramway and Vehicle Workers), LVW (London and Provincial Union of Licensed Vehicle Workers) and TGW (Transport and General Workers' Union)