Reference number
  • UVW
  • 1912 - 1921
  • Collection
  • Executive minutes, 1920-1921; annual reports, 1920-1921; annual conference agenda and reports, 1920-1921; financial report, 1920; 'The Record', 1919; rules, 1920-1921; proposed London bus agreements, 1921; information on tramway wages, 1914-1921; minutes of evidence of the Select Committee on Motor Traffic, 1912-1913.
  • 2 boxes
Admin history
  • The United Vehicle Workers was formed in 1919 by the amalgamation of the London and Provincial Union of Licensed Vehicle Workers and the Amalgamated Association of Tramway and Vehicle Workers. It represented tram and bus drivers and conductors, cab drivers, chauffeurs, horsekeepers, cabmen, carters, lurrymen, farriers, and vehicle washers and cleaners, and its brief existence was plagued by constant internal struggles between the different trade groups. On 1 January 1922 it became a founder member of 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  • Prior written permission to consult almost all unpublished records in this archive is required.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 TVW (Amalgamated Association of Tramway and Vehicle Workers), LVW (London and Provincial Union of Licensed Vehicle Workers) and TGW (Transport and General Workers' Union)
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