The Association, named after Henry Fawcett (Postmaster-General, 1880-4), was a union of postal sorting clerks and was established in 1890. The Women Sorters' Association and the Postal Bagmen's Association affiliated in 1908. In 1919 it was one of the unions which amalgamated to form the Union of Post Office Workers.
Reference: Alan Clinton, 'Post Office Workers: a trade union and social history'. London, 1984.