Reference number
  • BTO
Date
  • 1913-1979
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • This collection includes: rules and records concerning amalgamation, 1916-1971; executive and general council minutes, 1939-1968; annual and special conference records, 1921-1971; records of Composite Section of the NFBTO/NFCU, 1924-1972; annual statements of accounts, 1947-1968; subject and correspondence files and other operational records,1913-1979; periodical and other publications, 1919-1972; research papers, c1913-1976.
Extent
  • 148 boxes (144 [MSS.78], 4 [MSS.170])
Admin history
  • The movement towards a federation of building trade unions had existed from the latter part of the nineteenth century. The National Federation of Building Trade Operatives grew out of a meeting of building trades unions in September 1914. The working body which ensued was known variously as the National Building Trade Council and the National Associated Building Trades Council until February 1918 when the federation was established. In 1969 the name was changed to the National Federation of Construction Unions. After the formation of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians in 1971 the federation voted to end its existence.
    Reference: Leslie M. Wood, 'A union to build. The story of UCATT', (London: Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians, 1979).
Appraisal
  • Duplicated material, including Government publications, has been weeded from this archive.
Finding aids
  • An authority file exists for the National Federation of Building Trade Operatives (GB 0152 AAR503) and its successor, the National Federation of Construction Unions (GB 0152 AAR505).
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Centre also holds the papers of the National Federation of Building Trade Employers (ref. MSS.187).
Subject
  • Trade-unions -- Woodworkers -- Great Britain