Banking, Insurance and Finance Union (BIFU), earlier the National Union of Bank Employees... Banking, Insurance and Finance Union (BIFU), earlier the National Union of Bank Employees, 1917-2002
Includes a few records added by UNIFI to series begun NUBE/BIFU.
In 1918 the Bank Officers' Guild was formed to represent managerial and clerical staff in all banks in England and Wales. In 1919 the Scottish Bankers' Association was formed in Scotland. In 1946 the two bodies amalgamated and adopted the joint title of the National Union of Bank Employees. In 1979 the union renamed itself the Banking, Insurance and Finance Union. With effect from 18 May 1999 it amalgamated with UNiFI and the NatWest Staff Association to form UNIFI.
Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions, Vol.1 (Gower, 1980).
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
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The Centre also holds the records of the following organisations received in accessions with reference code MSS.56: Central Council of Bank Non-Clerical Staff Associations; Bank Officers' Guild; District Bank Staff Committee; National Provincial Bank Ladies Guild; National Provincial Bank Staff Association; National Westminster Staff Association; UNIFI; Westminster Bank Guild.
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