Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Various series of minutes, 1919-71; balance sheets, 1921-38; accounts, 1938-71; circulars, 1921-67; reports, 1921-70; rulebooks, 1921-53; some correspondence files; publications; agreements.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers was established on the 1st 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. In 1971 it amalgamated with the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers and Decorators to form the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians.

Reference: Leslie M. Wood, A union to build. The story of UCATT.London : Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians, 1979.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been listed as part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians. An authority file exists for the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers (GB 152 AAR485).

Custodial History

The Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers' papers form part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians archive. The initial deposit was made in 1974 and accruals are listed under the entry for the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (MSS.78/UC) .