Reference number
  • PLW
  • 1919-1929
  • Collection
  • Council and other minutes, 1919-1929; Monthly Notes, 1920-1921.
  • 5 boxes
Admin history
  • The Poor Law Workers' Trade Union was established on 7 Dec 1918. Amalgamation negotiations with the National Asylum Workers' Union in the early 1920s came to nothing and were followed by a change of name in 1922 to the Poor Law Officers' Union. Following the Local Government Act of 1929, the Union became the National Union of County Officers. Following the recommendations of the Beveridge Report (1942), the NUCO became the Hospitals and Welfare Services Union. This amalgamated with the Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers' Union in 1946 to form the Confederation of Health Service Employees.

    Reference: M. Carpenter, All for one. Banstead : COHSE, 1980.
  • 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.

    Authority files exist for 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 the National Poor Law Officers' Association (NPLOA)
  • Confederation of Health Service Employees
  • See also National and Local Government Officers' Association (NALGO).
  • National Union of County Officers / Hospital and Welfare Services Union (HWSU)
  • National Asylum Workers' Union / Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers' Union
  • Hospitals-- Staff-- Labor unions-- Great Britain