Ministry of Labour Staff Association, earlier the Employment Department Clerks' Association... Ministry of Labour Staff Association, earlier the Employment Department Clerks' Association, 1914-1972
This collection includes: minutes of executive council meetings and annual conference; minutes of headquarters organisation committee; verbatim reports of annual conference; report of arbitration proceedings; 'Aspirex'/'Civil Service Argus', union journal.
This union was founded in 1913 as the National Federation of Labour Exchange and Unemployment Insurance Clerks' Associations. It was renamed the National Federation of Employment Department Clerks' Associations in 1917 and in 1918 the constituent regional associations amalgamated to form the National Association of Employment Department Officers. The name was changed to the National Association of Officers of the Ministry of Labour in 1920, the National Association of Employment and Clerical Officers of the Ministry of Labour in 1921 and the Ministry of Labour Staff Association in 1925. In 1943 it established the Federation of Ministry of Labour Staffs with the Association of Officers of the Ministry of Labour. It transferred its engagements to the Civil and Public Services Association in 1973.
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
The Centre also holds records of the Federation of Ministry of Labour Staff, the Association of Officers of the Ministry of Labour and other predecessors of the Public and Commercial Services Union, as well as the PCSU itself.
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