Royal London Staff Association (National Union of Insurance Workers Royal London Section from 1965)

Scope and Content

Minutes books,1892-1971; reports and balance sheets, 1904-1972; Royal London Staff Gazette/Royal London Section Staff Gazette, 1921-1987.

Administrative / Biographical History

The minutes of the first meeting recorded in the earliest minute book in this deposit (MSS.411/RLSA/1/1/1), held on 27 January 1892, are those of the Royal London Friendly Society Outside Staff Association. They refer to the last meeting held on 5 January 1892, which may have been the inaugural meeting, as reference is made at the council meeting of 31 March 1892 to expenses arising from the formation of the association. At the general quarterly meeting of 19 July 1893 it was resolved that amalgamation with the Royal London Clerks' Association should take place. The word 'outside' was then dropped from the name of the society. The organisation's name was later amended to the Royal London Staff Association. The Association became the National Union of Insurance Workers Royal London Section in 1964, although in the minutes of a meeting in January 1965 it was still styled the Royal London Staff Association. The first meeting under the new name was held in April 1965 (see MSS.411/RLSA/1/1/17).

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by AMICUS in July 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The rules of the Royal London Staff Association are in a file covering 1949-1960 in the archive of the Trades Union Congress held at the Modern Records Centre (MSS.292/3.2/2). Files relating to the recognition of insurance unions are included in a series of Trades Union Congress files held at the Modern Records Centre (MSS.292/253.01/1-253.484/6).