National Union of Civil and Public Servants (NUCPS)

Scope and Content

This collection includes: annual and section conference minutes and papers; annual reports; periodicals and other publications.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Union of Civil and Public Servants was formed in 1988 by the amalgamation of the Civil Service Union (CSU) and the Society of Civil and Public Servants (SCPS). On 1 January 1996 it amalgamated with the Inland Revenue Staff Federation (IRSF) to form the Public Services, Tax and Commerce Union (PTC), a merger agreed in October 1994.

The NUCPS 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, 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.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

These records were deposited by the Public and Commercial Services Union.

Other Finding Aids

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.


Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

The Centre also holds the records of the Civil Service Union, the Society of Civil and Public Servants, the Inland Revenue Staff Federation and other predecessors of the Public and Commercial Services Union, as well as the PCSU itself.