Reference number
  • NVW
  • 1889-1923
  • Collection
  • Executive Committee minutes, circulars (very incomplete), 1914-15; Branch 107 minutes, 1906-18; Branch 24 minutes, 1889-1914, 1919-23; rules, 1912; contributions register, 1910-1919.
  • 2 boxes
Admin history
  • The London Carmen's Trade Union (LCTU) was founded in 1888 to represent the drivers of heavy goods vehicles. It was renamed the National Union of Vehicle Workers (NUVW) in 1913. At some point, probably c.1920, it absorbed the Association of Dairymen's Assistants, which represented milkmen. On 1 January 1922 it was one of the fourteen unions which came together to form the Transport and General Workers' Union.
Access Conditions
  • Prior written permission to consult almost all unpublished records in this archive is required. Researchers should apply to Mr Jim Mowatt, Director of Education at the successor union UNITE, Transport House, 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TD, or by e-mail care of Joan Francis ( Publications may be consulted without permission.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • See also MSS.126/TG (Transport and General Workers' Union)
  • Transport