Wallpaper Stainers' Trade Union Federation... Wallpaper Stainers' Trade Union Federation, 1917-1951
Minutes, 1917-1951; agreements, 1918-1938.
The Wallpaper Workers' Union's first General Secretary, Charles Kean initiated in 1917 the Wallpaper Stainers' Trade Union Federation which brought together the Paper Stainers' Union of General Workers, the Amalgamated Society of Machine Paper Stainers and Colour Mixers of Great Britain, the Amalgamated Union of Engravers to Calico Printers and Paper Stainers (of which Kean was General Secretary between 1899 and 1920) and the Amalgamated Society of Block, Roller and Stamp Cutters. The Federation was dissolved in 1951.
Any proposal to write the complete history of the union should be referred to the Head of Education and Training at the Graphical, Paper and Media Union. Please consult an archivist.
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