Reference number
  • CAT
  • 1867-2002
  • Collection
  • This collection includes: general council and conference records; subject files; periodical and other publications; branch records.
  • 23 boxes
Admin history
  • On 1 July 1971 the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers and Painters (ASWP) and the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers (AUBTW) amalgamated to form the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers, Painters and Builders (ASWPB). In December 1971 the new union changed its name to the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT). UCATT merged with UNITE in 2017.
    Reference: Leslie M. Wood, 'A Union to Build: The story of UCATT' (London: UCATT, 1979).
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • The collection was partially catalogued by Alistair Tough in October 1983. 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 record exists for the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (GB 0152 AAR0431).
Access Conditions
  • Unpublished papers dated post-1980 are closed.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Centre also holds the records of many of UCATT's predecessors, covering all aspects of the construction industry (MSS.78). The papers of UCATT's London Region and its predecessors from the other unions are held separately (MSS.170).
    In addition, the Centre holds the papers of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Construction Section) and its predecessor the Constructional Engineering Union (MSS.273), the Bridgebuilding and Constructional Engineering Employers' Association (MSS.237/6/B and MSS.288/B), the Engineering Construction Industry Association (MSS.91/ECIA), the National Engineering Construction Employers' Association (MSS.91/NECEA) and the Construction Industry Training Board (MSS.351).
  • Construction industry, Great Britain