Papers of the Public Services, Tax and Commerce Union

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Annual reports, 1995-96; Annual Conference minutes, 1996; National Executive Committee election papers, 1996; membership report, 1995; Customs and Excise Group Journal, 1996-1998 (incomplete run); Inland Revenue Group Pay Bulletin, 1996-1997; miscellaneous publications (including some issues of Agenda), 1996-1998.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Public Services, Tax and Commerce Union (PTC) was created on 1 January 1996 by the merger of the National Union of Civil and Public Servants (NUCPS) and the Inland Revenue Staff Federation (IRSF). Plans for this merger had been agreed between the two unions in October 1994. In March 1998 the PTC amalgamated with the Civil and Public Services Association (CPSA) to form the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS).

The PTC represented executive, directing, support, manual and industrial grades of the Civil Service and other public organisations (including the Post Office, Girobank, the British Airports Authority, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Crown Agents, British Nuclear Fuels Ltd, the UK Atomic Energy Authority, the National Computer Centre, national museums and galleries, the Palace of Westminster, and civilian staff employed by the armed forces, the Prison Service and the Metropolitan Police). These grades included, among others, executive officers, revenue officers, immigration officers, customs officers, instructors, communications staff, technicians, craftsmen, Coastguards up to the rank of District Officer, Royal Parks Constabulary officers up to the rank of Chief Superintendent, foresters, storekeepers, catering staff, cleaners, security officers, messengers, paperkeepers, library assistants, museum warders and sales staff, court ushers, laboratory assistants, photographic and reprographic staff and Metropolitan Police traffic wardens.

Arrangement

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited by the Public and Commercial Services Union in September 2000.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

Authority records exist for the Public Services, Tax and Commerce Union (GB 152 AAR1689), Public and Commercial Services Union (GB 152 AAR1688), Civil and Public Services Association (GB 152 AAR0767), National Union of Civil and Public Servants (GB 152 AAR1365) and Inland Revenue Staff Federation (GB 152 AAR1242).

Conditions Governing Use

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

Appraisal Information

This archive has been weeded for duplicates.

Accruals

Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

The Centre also holds the archives of the Public and Commercial Services Union and many of its other predecessors (MSS.415).