Amalgamated Union of Foundry Workers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Executive minutes, 1946-64; rulebooks of union and predecessor organisations, 1837-1964; subject files and publications, 1889-73.

Ironfounding Workers' Association : annual reports and balance sheets, 1942-5 (MSS.41/AUFW/5/1/6).

Scottish Brassmoulders' Union : bank books, 1934-44 (MSS.41/AUFW/7/4-6).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Amalgamated Union of Foundry Workers was established in 1946 by the amalgamation of the United Metal Founders' Society, the Ironfounding Workers' Association and the National Union of Foundry Workers. In 1962 it absorbed the North of England Brass, Aluminium, Bronze and Kindred Alloys Moulders' Trade and Friendly Society. In 1967 it absorbed the Amalgamated Moulders and Kindred Industries' Trades Union. In that same year it merged with the Amalgamated Engineering Union and became the foundry section of the Amalgamated Engineering and Foundry Workers and of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers in 1970.

Reference: H.J. Fyrth and H. Collins, The foundry workers, a trade union history.Manchester, 1959.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

The records have been listed as part of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Foundry Section) archive. An authority file exists for the Amalgamated Union of Foundry Workers (GB 152 AAR558).

Custodial History

The archive has been deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan by the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Foundry Section). The first deposit consisted of fifty shelf feet of records collected from the AUEW office in Manchester by Janet Druker on 24th April 1974. Accruals and related deposits are listed under the entry for the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Foundry Section) (MSS.41/AUEF) .