Records of the Engineering Employers Federation, trade association, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Financial records containing information on average earnings and percentages, earnings of work people, and earnings summaries 1914-1962.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Engineering Employers Federation was established on 24 April 1896  as the Employers Federation of Engineering Associations. A predecessor body, the Iron Trades Employers Association, founded in 1872, was not a negotiating body and was mainly concerned with providing assistance to employers in disputes. It was dissolved in 1900. An attempt to form a national federation was begun in 1889, but the Federation of Shipbuilding & Engineering Employers was one in which shipbuilding interests predominated. The Clyde-Belfast dispute and Clyde lockout of late 1895 provided further incentive to engineering employers to combine and led to the Federation in April 1896. By 1899  the Federation had adopted the title Engineering Employers Federation (EEF). The EEF are still providing support and advice to engineering and manufacturing employees today.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Transfer : Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick : 2002

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

Conditions Governing Use

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History



None expected

Related Material

GB 0152 MSS.237, Records of Engineering Employers Federation, 1896-1999. More information and a source list can be found at The Engineering Employers Federation website can be found at

Location of Originals

This material is original


Wigham, EricThe Power to Manage . London (England) : Macmillan  , 1973  .

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 24 November 2004. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff.

Geographical Names