ABSTRACT

Despite widespread interest in the trade union movement and its history, it has never been easy to trace the development of individual unions, especially those now defunct, or where name changes or mergers have confused the trail. In this respect the standard histories and industrial studies tend to stimulate curiosity rather than satisfy it. When was a union founded? When did it merge or dissolve itself, or simply disappear? What records survive and where can further details of its history be found? These are the kinds of question the Directory sets out to answer. Each entry is arranged according to a standard plan, as follows: 1. Name of union; 2. Foundation date: Name changes (if any) and relevant dates. Any amalgamation or transfer of engagements. Cessation, winding up or disappearance, with date and reasons where appropriate and available; 3. Characteristics of: membership, leadership, policy, outstanding events, membership (numbers). 4. Sources of information: books, articles, minutes etc; location of documentation.

part |14 pages

PART ONE: PRINT, PAPER AND PUBLISHING

chapter |66 pages

England and Wales

ByIreland 81 Scotland 87

chapter |6 pages

Ireland

chapter |10 pages

Scotland

part |2 pages

PART TWO: DOMESTIC SERVICES

chapter |42 pages

Wholesale and Retail and Distribution

chapter |10 pages

Costermongers and Street Traders

chapter |40 pages

Bakers

ByMillers 191

chapter |8 pages

Millers

chapter |4 pages

Soft Drinks and Brewery Workers

chapter |18 pages

Butchers, Poulterers and Fishmongers

chapter |12 pages

Domestic Servants

chapter |16 pages

Barbers and Hairdressers

chapter |26 pages

Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Staff

chapter |2 pages

Others

chapter |14 pages

Sports and Entertainment

chapter |8 pages

Window Cleaners and Chimney Sweeps

chapter |22 pages

PART THREE: AGRICULTURE

part |4 pages

PART FOUR: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

chapter |16 pages

Manual Workers

chapter |20 pages

Local Government Staff Organisations

ByEducation 407

chapter |18 pages

Education

chapter |76 pages

PART FIVE: GENERAL WORKERS

part |4 pages

PART SIX: STAFF ASSOCIATIONS

chapter |2 pages

Aerospace

chapter |4 pages

Engineering and Allied Industries

chapter |4 pages

Food, Drink, Tobacco

chapter |4 pages

Other Manufacturing Industries

chapter |4 pages

Retail and Other