National Union of Dock, Riverside and General Workers in Great Britain and Ireland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Executive report, 1902-21.

Administrative / Biographical History

Formed in Glasgow as the National Union of Dock Labourers in Great Britain and Ireland, the union moved its headquarters to Liverpool in 1891. At some point in time the union changed its name to the National Union of Dock, Riverside and General Workers in Great Britain and Ireland. In 1909 the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union broke away to form a separate organisation. In 1922 the union joined the Transport and General Workers' Union.

Reference: K. Coates and T. Topham, The making of the labour movement. The formation of the Transport and General Workers' Union 1870-1922. Oxford : Basil Blackwell Ltd., 1991.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Alternative Form Available

The location of the originals is unknown.

Archivist's Note

The archive forms part of the larger Transport and General Workers' Union archive in the Centre. An authority file exists for this corporate body (GB 152 AAR214).

Custodial History

The archive consists of photocopies which were discovered among the papers of Jack Jones, deposited on indefinite loan in the Centre by Jack Jones on the 4th November 1981.