• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 152 UNS
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      153 boxes (110 [MSS.389], 10 [566], 14 [637], 10 [698], 4 [743], 4 [792], 1 [1189])

Scope and Content

The archive includes UNISON NEC papers, 1995-1999; UNISON Senior Management Team minutes, 1993-2000; UNISON Standing Orders Committee 2001; Branch Secretaries' circulars and Information Bulletins, 2000-2001.

In addition to UNISON material the archive includes 9 boxes of NALGO conference papers and some NUPE files on rules, finance and individual union divisions. Additional deposits of minutes have been accessioned at Acc 566 and 637

Administrative / Biographical History

UNISON was formed on 1 July 1993 by the amalgamation of the National and Local Government Officers' Association, the National Union of Public Employees and the Confederation of Health Service Employees.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/

Acquisition Information

An additional deposit of 88 boxes was made in August 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

Written permission from UNISON is required for access to unpublished records in this collection which are less than 15 years old. UNISON contact details are available from the Modern Records Centre.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

The Centre holds Rodney Bickerstaffe's papers, both as General Secretary of NUPE and of UNISON. They include many administrative and policy papers which duplicate and supplement the main series

Corporate Names