Reference number
  • GMB
Date
  • 1982-1986
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Minutes, reports, accounts, 1982-6.
Extent
  • 1 box
Admin history
  • The General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union was formed in 1982 by the merger of the General and Municipal Workers' Union and the Amalgamated Society of Boilermakers, Shipwrights, Blacksmiths and Structural Workers. It has since absorbed the Amalgamated Textile Workers' Union in 1985, the North West Lancashire, Durham and Cumbria Textile Workers' Union in 1986, the Greater London Council Staff Association in 1987, the Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff in 1989, the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers in 1991 and the Furniture, Timber and Allied Trades Union in 1994. In 1987 it adopted the abbreviated title GMB.

    Reference: H.A. Clegg, General union in a changing society. Oxford, 1964
Finding aids
  • Currently only the monthly reports of the Boilermakers' Section, 1983-1984, have been catalogued.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • See also: National Amalgamated Union of Labour; Amalgamated Society of Boilermakers, Shipwrights, Blacksmiths and Structural Workers; Amalgamated Textile Workers' Union; National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers; Furniture, Timber and Allied Trades Union; National Union of General and Municipal Workers; National Union of Gasworkers and General Labourers; Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff