Reference number
  • HKW
  • 1875-1990
  • Collection
  • Includes: annual/biennial conference reports; minutes of national executive committee, sectional committee and National Joint Industrial Council; agreements, price lists and arbitration papers; branch records.
  • 43 boxes (33 [547], 2 [597], 8 [629])
Admin history
  • The National Union of Hosiery Workers was formed on 1 January 1945 by the amalgamation of the Leicester and Leicestershire Amalgamated Hosiery Union, the Nottingham and District Hosiery Workers' Society, the Hinckley and District Hosiery Union and the Loughborough and District Hosiery Workers' Union. The Scottish Hosiery Union became the Scottish branch later in 1945. In 1967 the NUHW was renamed the National Union of Hosiery and Knitwear Workers, and in 1991 it amalgamated with the National Union of Footwear, Leather and Allied Trades to form the National Union of Knitwear, Footwear and Apparel Trades.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • See also MSS.506/KFAT. Conference reports (1963, 1970-1990 with gaps) of the NUHKW are located in the catalogue for NUBSO (Acc. 547)