National Union of Domestic Workers Printed Collection

Scope and Content

Collection includes: Annual Reports, Rules and Constitution, 'A good start has been made: join in the pull' 1938; 'Steps are being made to secure this charter for domestic workers' 1938, 'Memorandum on health, welfare and safety in domestic employment' 1947. See also National Union of Domestic Workers Archive Collection.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Union of Domestic Workers was established on 29 June, 1938. It was administered by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) Women's Officer, and never really operated as an independent union. The policy body was a Joint Board, with representatives from the TUC and lay members. The membership reached a peak of 805 in June 1939. The last meeting of the Joint Board was held in May 1953.

Access Information

Open to bona fide researchers by appointment, at the discretion of the TUC Librarian.

Acquisition Information

Deposited with the TUC at an unknown date.

Other Finding Aids

Items can be located in the online Library Catalogue

Archivist's Note

Description by Catherine Burke, Genesis Project Officer 2002. Submitted to the Archives Hub in 2008 as part of the Genesis 2008 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying is permitted within the terms of copyright legislation, although copying of some items including fragile material is at the discretion of the librarian.