Minute books of the Dagenham Branch of the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection comprises five ms minute books of the Dagenham Branch of the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers (23 April 1929-30 November 1951), recording the officers present, correspondence and circulars received, as well as the subsequent proceedings of meetings, with particular references to trade union rules and local politics. Also includes resolutions on appeals from members for assistance during strikes and times of hardship.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers (AUBTW) was established 1 January 1921 by the amalgamation of the Operative Society of Masons, Quarrymen and Allied Trades of England and Wales, the Manchester Unity of Operative Bricklayers' Society and the London Order of Operative Bricklayers' Society. It merged with the Building and Monumental Workers' Association of Scotland in 1942, the National Builders' Labourers' and Constructional Workers' Society in 1952, the National Society of Street Masons, Paviors and Road Makers in 1966 and the Amalgamated Slaters, Tilers and Roofing Operatives in 1969. On 1 July 1971 it amalgamated with the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers and Painters to form the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers, Painters and Builders. In December 1971 the Society changed its name to the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians. Based on Leslie M. Wood, 'A union to build. The story of UCATT' (London: Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians, 1979).

Arrangement

The original order of this material has been retained.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open to research and can be viewed at the Barking and Dagenham Archive and Local Studies Centre. To make an appointment to visit the reading room, please telephone 020 8227 2033 or email at localstudies@lbbd.gov.uk.

Acquisition Information

There is no record of the immediate date or source of acquisition.

Note

Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Assistant Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Bound volumes. A book stand is required when viewing this material in the reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

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Related Material

The central administrative records of the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers' form part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians' Archive Collection held at the University of Warwick (Archive reference: MSS.78/UC).

Geographical Names