National Union of Hosiery and Knitwear Workers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Conference reports, 1947-1990 and financial report, 1950-1951

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Union of Hosiery Workers was formed in 1945 from an amalgamation of unions. The name changed to the National Union of Hosiery Workers and Knitwear in 1967. In 1991 it merged with the National Union of the Footwear, Leather and Allied Trades to form the National Union of Knitwear, Footwear and Apparel Trades (KFAT). In 2004 the Iron and Steel Trades Confederation merged with KFAT to form Community (Trade Union).

Source: Arthur Marsh, Victoria Ryan and John B. Smethurst, Historical Directory of Trade Unions volume 4, Scolar Press (Aldershot, Hants) 1994, page 381

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation.

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Other Finding Aids

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Archivist's Note

These records were catalogued by Kate Hart, Mar 2009, as part of the 'The past meets the present', HLF project. Description compiled by Kate Hart, Jan 2010.

Related Material

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

National Union of Hosiery and Knitwear Workers (MSS.506/HKW, 597 and 629 - accession 2008)

National Union of Knitwear, Footwear and Apparel Trades (MSS.506/KFAT and 597)