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Trade unions

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 398 Collections and/or Records:

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TUC Contact Group, 1991-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/1/184
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Briefing for meetings with the group and also with the General Secretaries, on a Conservative Green Paper on union reform, Conservative attacks on the unions, agreeing constitutional changes and avoiding any splits between the Trades Union Congress and Labour before Conference.

Dates: 1991-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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TUFL (Trade Unions for Labour), 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/1/88
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Video on the state of unemployment, health, schools, unions etc, with Labour’s alternative policies.

Dates: 1986
Conditions Governing Access: Access copy on video.
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Unions, 1984-04 - 1985-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 25/24
Scope and Contents Photographs including: a Greater London Council conference, with NK and Norman Willis, Trades Union Congress General Secretary [? possibly the National Union of General and Municipal Workers (GMBATU) conference]; slide of NK with Willis, at the launch of Labour’s policy document "A New Partnership, A New Britain" at TUC headquarters; NK with Willis holding a Workers Unite banner; NK and Arthur Scargill, President, National Union of Mineworkers, at the Durham Miners’ Gala, 1984; NK at the...
Dates: 1984-04 - 1985-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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(Untitled), [1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/42/29-31
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Report of the answers given by Liberal back-benchers to questions put by the editor of the Daily Chronicle about whether they would support measures for the payment of MPs and of official election expenses, for the reversal of the Osborne Judgement as advocated by the Trades Union Congress, and for the restoration to Trade Unions of most of the powers they exercised before the Osborne Judgement.

Dates: [1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/25
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Letter from F Maddison (12 Acris Street, Wandsworth, London) to WSC proposing measures to protect the interests of trade union members who do not wish to contribute to the political fund for the support of Labour MPs. Returned with CHAR 2/52/26. Annotated by WSC that the letter be sent to the Attorney-General [Rufus Isaacs, later Lord Reading] for a suggested answer, 4 Jun.

Dates: 02 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/26
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Letter from Rufus Isaacs [later Lord Reading] [Attorney-General] to WSC suggesting responses to F Maddison's proposals to protect the interests of trade union members who do not wish to contribute to the political fund for the support of Labour MPs [see CHAR 2/52/25]. 2 sheets.

Dates: 09 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/27-28
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Letter from WSC (Home Office) to "Mr Manson" [F Maddison] responding to his proposals to protect the interests of trade union members who do not wish to contribute to the political fund for the support of Labour MPs. Typescript copy.

Dates: 14 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/32-34
Scope and Contents Letter from James Ramsay Macdonald (House of Commons) to WSC giving the views of a committee of the Labour Party on sections in the Trade Union Bill concerning: the right of union branches to membership of local trades councils in view of the fact that this might entail political action; the danger and impracticality of requiring that unions should not be involved in the promotion of ideas which judges might interpret as Socialism; the right of unions to subsribe to such bodies as the Tariff...
Dates: 15 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/35
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Letter from James Ramsay Macdonald (House of Commons) to WSC asking for a reply to his letter about aspects of the Trade Union Bill. Signed typescript. Annotated by "A J W": "will you reply to this, or see the Home Secretary about it?" Preceded by a piece of paper printed with the word "pressing".

Dates: 26 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Jul 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/36
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Letter from H S Lindsay, Labour Party parliamentary assistant (House of Commons) to Edward Marsh asking for a reply to James Ramsay Macdonald's letter to WSC on the Trade Union Bill because a committee of the Labour Party needs the information. Signed typescript. Annotated by Marsh that an answer is promised that week.

Dates: 17 Jul 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Jul 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/37-38
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Answers by Rufus Isaacs [later Lord Reading] (Attorney General) to the questions about the Trade Union Bill put by James Ramsay Macdonald in a letter to WSC [see CHAR 2/52/32-34]. Signed and annotated typescript. Includes note that the answers were embodied in a letter to Macdonald, 18 Jul.

Dates: 08 Jul 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/41-43
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Letter from Alfred Emmott [Chairman of Ways and Means] (30 Ennismore Gardens, [London]) on the extent to which criticism of judges' decisions and the composition of the Bench is relevant to debate on the Trade Union Bill.

Dates: 20 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Apr 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/5
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Letter from James Ramsay Macdonald (House of Commons) to WSC stating that the Labour Party will not vote for the second reading of the Trade Union Bill because of its provisions regarding union contributions to the political fund to support Labour MPs. Explains why a ballot among trade unions on the issue of labour representation would not at that juncture produce a fair result.

Dates: 10 Apr 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Aug 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/45/14-15
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Letter from an unknown correspondent to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on disruption of work in the coal mines, and a statement made on the issue by Thomas Macnamara [Financial Secretary to the Admiralty].

Dates: 07 Aug 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Aug 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/45/16-17
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Letter from WSC to an unknown correspondent on a statement by Thomas Macnamara [Financial Secretary to the Admiralty], on disruption of work in the coal mines. [Carbon].

Dates: 07 Aug 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Aug 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/45/18-19
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Admiralty note and minute by Sir Frederick Black [Director of Navy Contracts] on disruption of work in the coal mines.

Dates: 07 Aug 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Aug 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/45/20
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Letter from Sir Arthur Markham [MP for Mansfield, Nottinghamshire] (Beachborough Park, Shorncliffe [Kent]) to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the labour dispute in the Welsh coal mines, acknowledging that WSC did not wish him to say anything more on the subject, but pointing out that [? the Nottinghamshire mines] were selling coal to the Admiralty at practically cost prices.

Dates: 09 Aug 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Sep 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/22B/136
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Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] on meetings between the Congress and unofficial representatives of the Conservative Party.

Dates: 22 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Sep 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/22B/145
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Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] expressing pleasure that the Congress is willing to meet with the Liberal Party; hopes that the matter can be discussed with Sir Archibald Sinclair [Leader, Liberal Parliamentary Party, later 1st Lord Thurso].

Dates: 28 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Oct 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/22B/167
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Letter from WSC to Frederick Smith [General Secretary, Amalgamated Engineering Union] advising him that an incorrect statement appeared in the Daily Mirror that the Government had approached the National Council of Shop Stewards on matters of mismanagement in aircraft and armament factories, when in fact the National Council made the first approach to the Committee of the House of Commons. [Copy].

Dates: 05 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/22C/306
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Letter from WSC to George Bell thanking him for the message of support from the Annual General Council Meeting of the General Federation of Trade Unions.

Dates: 07 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Jun 1941 - 18 Jun 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/35/1-4
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Letter from Sir Charles Allom (43 North Audley Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to WSC on methods used to increase industrial output in World War I and offering his services to the country. Signed typescript. With note from "A B" [Anthony Bevir, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC and a carbon copy of WSC's reply to Allom.

Dates: 13 Jun 1941 - 18 Jun 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21B/149-150
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Letter from WSC to George Gibson [Chairman, Trades Union Congress General Council] on his comments about the 1927 [Trade Disputes and Trade Union] Act; suggests the matter be left in abeyance until post-war reconstruction when Parliament can consider issues other than winning the war.

Dates: 12 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Feb 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/141/40-41
Scope and Contents Letter from [? 1st Lord Rothermere, earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] (La Dragonniere, Cap Martin, [France]) to WSC urging him to "spread terror and disarray in the ranks of the squandermaniacs", arguing that since revenues from heavy industry are declining any tax reductions made now will have to be reversed in 1927 or 1926, asserting that Britain's traditional "leisurely" economic methods are unsuited to the new era of intense competition, claiming that the Bricklayers' Union has caused...
Dates: 12 Feb 1925
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 23 Feb 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/141/52
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Letter from J A Beamont, (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to 1st bLord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] urging the government to avoid contentious trade union legislation and stressing the right of workers to be free to support the policy of their choice. Copy sent with CHAR 2/141/51.

Dates: 23 Feb 1925
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.

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