Reference number
  • ALC
Date
  • 1947-1983
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • The collection relates mainly to industrial relations and includes Industrial Relations files, 1968-1983; subject files, 1970s-1980s; correspondence with individual trade unions, 1947-1980, including Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunication and Plumbing Union; National Society of Operative Printers and Assistants; Supervisors' Chapels; Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers; Transport and General Workers Union; Revisers, Ink and Roller Makers and Auxilliaries; and British Printing Industries Federation, 1967-1980.
Extent
  • 16 boxes
Admin history
  • The factory was originally owned by Fisher Foils and was opened prior to the Second World War. One of its main products was very thin printed aluminium foil used in food and drug packaging. The printing processes used meant that the various London printing unions were involved. The factory was taken over by Alcan in the 1960s and closed in 1984.
Finding aids
  • An authority record exists for Alcan Foils Wembley Factory (GB 0152 AAR1825), and Fisher Foils (GB 0152 AAR1826).
Access status
  • Open
Subject
  • Industrial Relations -- Great Britain
  • Printing industry -- Great Britain
  • Labor unions -- Great Britain