Reference number
  • HWU
Date
  • 1929-1945
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Council and other minutes, 1929-45; minutes of Hospital and Welfare Services Union London Area, minutes, 1933-1935; journal; membership registers.
Extent
  • 16 boxes
Admin history
  • The National Union of County Officers (NUCO) was formed in 1930 from the Poor Law Officers' Union. It became the Hospital and Welfare Services Union (HWSU) in 1943. The union developed a unique sectional or "guild" system of union organisation, the most successful of which was the NUCO's Guild of Nurses. In 1946 the union merged with the Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers' Union to form the Confederation of Health Service Employees (COHSE).

    Reference: M. Carpenter, All for one. Banstead : COHSE, 1980.
Appraisal
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • This archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue 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.

    An authority file exists for the Hospital and Welfare Services Union (GB 0152 AAR1166) and its predecessors : the Poor Law Workers' Trade Union (GB 0152 AAR1169); the Poor Law Officers' Union (GB 0152 AAR1168); and the National Union of County Officers (GB 0152 AAR1167).
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • See also: National Asylum Workers' Union / Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers' Union; Poor Law Workers' Trade Union; Confederation of Health Service Employees;National and Local Government Officers' Association; National Poor Law Officers' Association.
Subject
  • Hospitals