Records of the British Association of Colliery Management; 1940s-2014

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the following series:

Minutes of NEC committee meetings (MS 1013/1)

Indexed NEC decisions (MS 1013/2)

Minutes of NJC meetings (MS 1013/3)

Accounts and financial statements (MS 1013/4)

NEC annual reports (MS 1013/5)

Annual Delegate Conferences (MS 1013/6)

Newsletters (MS 1013/7)

Rules (MS 1013/8)

Branch Rules (MS 1013/9)

Agreements relating to remuneration and to negotiation and conciliation (MS 1013/10)

Other agreements (MS 1013/11)

Papers relating to the BACM pension scheme (MS 1013/12)

Agreements relating to Pneumoconiosis Compensation Scheme (MS 1013/13)

Miscellaneous items (MS 1013/14)

RJB New Scene Newsletters (MS 1013/15)

Photographs (MS 1013/16)

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Association of Colliery Management (BACM) was a trade union in the United Kingdom. The union was founded in the early 1940s as the Yorkshire Association of Colliery Officials and Staff, representing managerial, supervisory and non-industrial staff in the coal industry. It later became the British Association of Colliery Officials and Staff. In 1947, following the nationalisation of the coal industry, it became the British Association of Colliery Management. The union affiliated to the Trades Union Congress in 1977. However, its membership gradually declined as a result of the closure of much of the British coal mining industry, so it began to recruit members in other industrial sectors. To reflect this, in 1998 the official name of the union became the British Association of Colliery Management – Technical, Energy and Administrative Management (BACM-TEAM). The union merged with the Prospect trade union in 2014.


The collection has been divided into series. Within these series, items have been arranged chronologically where possible.

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Custodial History

The papers were received in May 2015.