Annual reports, 1971-3; bulletins, 1972-80; rules and working agreements.
Furniture, Timber and Allied Trades Union
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The union was formed in 1971 by the amalgamation of the National Union of Furniture Trade Operatives and the Amalgamated Society of Woodcutting Machinists. In 1994 it merged with the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union.
Reference: H. Reid The furniture makers, a history of trade unionism in the furniture trade, 1865-1972.Oxford, 1986.
Conditions Governing Access
An authority file exists for this corporate body (GB 152 AAR910).
The main archives of the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union, including the boilermakers' section, remain with the union at its national college. Some records have, however, been transferred to the Working Class Movement Library, Salford : see Working Class Movement Library, Bulletin, no. 2 (1992), pp. 67-92, for a description of these records. Some records of the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers are also held in the London Archive, Department of Politics, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London. The records of numerous textile unions are in the Lancashire Record Office. Other material, including some Blacksmiths' Society records, is held by the Centre.
The Furniture, Timber and Allied Trades Union's papers form part of the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union archive. The initial deposit related to this archive was made in 1978 and accruals are listed under the entry for the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union (MSS.192/GMB) .