National Amalgamated Furnishing Trades' Association

Scope and Content

Annual reports, 1902-45 (incomplete); monthly reports, bulletins, 1915-47 (incomplete).

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Amalgamated Furnishing Trades' Association (NAFTA) was formed in 1902 by the amalgamation of the Alliance Cabinet Makers' Association and the United Operative Cabinet and Chairmakers' Society of Scotland. In 1911 it absorbed the Amalgamated Society of French Polishers and in 1947 an amalgamation with the Amalgamated Union of Upholsterers led to the formation of the National Union of Furniture Trade Operatives( NUFTO).

Reference: H. Reid The furniture makers, a history of trade unionism in the furniture trade, 1865-1972. Oxford, 1986.

Access Information

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

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Custodial History

These records were deposited by the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union.

Related Material

Alliance Cabinet Makers' Association