Transport and General Workers' Union (Great Britain)

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The Transport and General Workers' Union was formed in 1922 by the amalgamation of fourteen unions: the Amalgamated Society of Watermen, Lightermen and Bargemen; the Amalgamated Carters, Lurrymen and Motormen's Union; the Amalgamated Association of Carters and Motormen; the Associated Horsemen's Union; the Dock, Wharf, Riverside and General Workers' Union of Great Britain and Ireland; the Labour Protection League; the National Amalgamated Labourers' Union of Great Britain and Ireland; the National Union of Docks, Wharves and Shipping Staffs; the National Association of Ships' Clerks, Grain Weighers and Coalmeters; the National Union of Vehicle Workers; the National Amalgamated Coal Porters' Union of Inland and Seaborne Coal Workers; the North of England Trimmers and Teemers' Association; the North of Scotland Horse and Motormen's Association; and the United Vehicle Workers. Since then the TGWU has continued to absorb many other trade unions, notably the National Union of Dock, Riverside and General Workers in Great Britain and Ireland in 1922, the Workers' Union in 1929, the National Association of Operative Plasterers in 1968, the Chemical Workers' Union in 1971, the National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers in 1981, and the National Union of Dyers, Bleachers and Textile Workers in 1982.

Reference: K. Coates and T. Topham, The Making of the Labour Movement: The formation of the Transport and General Workers' Union, 1870-1922 (Oxford : Basil Blackwell Ltd., 1991).

From the guide to the Papers of the Transport and General Workers' Union, 1862-1998, (Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Ben Tillett/Ian Mackay Papers, 1887-1953 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn Gibson Papers, 1911-1968 University of Sussex Library
referencedIn London and Provincial Union of Licenced Vehicle Workers, 1897-1919 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn Workers' Union, 1905-29 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn Grimsby Steam and Diesel Fishing Vessels' Engineers' and Firemen's Union, 1900-1987 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn National Amalgamated Union of Enginemen, Firemen, Mechanics and Electrical Workers, 1895-1926 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn Transport and General Workers' Union: Ernest Bevin Papers, 1919-1954 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick Library
referencedIn National Union of Dock, Riverside and General Workers in Great Britain and Ireland, 1902-1921 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn National Federation of Building Trade Operatives, 1917-1972 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn London and Provincial Coachmakers' Society, 1846-1935 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn United Vehicle Workers, 1919-1921 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn Dock, Wharf, Riverside and General Workers' Union of Great Britain and Ireland, 1889-1922 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn Scottish Commercial Motormen's Union, 1927-1974 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
creatorOf Papers of the Transport and General Workers' Union, 1862-1998 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick Library
referencedIn National Glass Workers' Trade Protection Association and predecessor organisations, 1820-1965 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn Scottish National Plasterers' Union, 1896-1968 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn Jack Jones Papers, 1898-1981 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn Amalgamated Society of Watermen, Lightermen and Bargemen, 1893-1921 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn Ben Tillett/Eva Bealey Papers, 1875-1943 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn National Union of Vehicle Builders, 1845-1972 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn Frank Cousins Papers, c.1930-1980 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn National Association of Operative Plasterers, 1873-1967 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn Richard Stynes Papers, 1944-1977 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn Amalgamated Wheelwrights, Smiths and Kindred Trades Union, 1869-1924 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn Paul Worm Automotive Industrial Relations Collection, 1949-1983 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
referencedIn Omnibus Strike 1937, 1926-1937 British Library of Political and Economic Science
referencedIn The Papers of Robert Edwards, MP, 1929-1987 Labour History Archive and Study Centre
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associatedWith Bevin, Ernest person
associatedWith Bevin Ernest 1884-1961 person
associatedWith Cardiff Railway Company corporateBody
associatedWith Dock, Wharf, Riverside and General Labourers' Union corporateBody
associatedWith Gibson, Charles William, 1889-1977 person
associatedWith Glass Bottle Makers of Yorkshire United Trade Protection Society corporateBody
associatedWith Jones Arthur Creech 1891-1964 person
associatedWith London Carmen's Trade Union corporateBody
associatedWith National Amalgamated Stevedores and Dockers' Society corporateBody
associatedWith National Busworkers' Association corporateBody
associatedWith National Passenger Workers' Union corporateBody
associatedWith National Union of Co-operative Insurance Society Employees corporateBody
associatedWith North Wales Quarrymen's Union corporateBody
associatedWith Port of Liverpool Staff Association corporateBody
associatedWith Robert (Bob) Edwards person
associatedWith Sexton Sir James 1856-1938 person
associatedWith Tillett Benjamin 1860-1943 person
associatedWith Trades Union Congress corporateBody
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Railroads Wales Cardiff
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