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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), 14 May 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/26/57
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Letter from ? W ?Farrens to WSC on trade union reform.

Dates: 14 May 1906
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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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 Sep 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/5/1
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Cutting from The Times, leading article on the Trades Union Congress.

Dates: 02 Sep 1902
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [1902]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/5/2-5
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Cutting, account of House of Commons debate on the legal position of Trades Unions.

Dates: [1902]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Jan 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/5/6
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Cutting from the Manchester Courier, article on the Trades Disputes Bill, containing plea for peaceful picketing by G.D. Kelley, Secretary, Manchester and Salford Trades and Labour Council.

Dates: 20 Jan 1903
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Jan 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/5/7
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Cuttings from The Spectator, and Pilot, on trade union law.

Dates: 24 Jan 1903
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 14 May [1903]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/5/8
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Cutting from The Times, leading article on trade union law.

Dates: 14 May [1903]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Apr 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/5/18-19
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Letter from the Cotton Employers' Parliamentary Association to WSC, enclosing pamphlet, The Cotton Trade: Trades Unions and Strikes, by Robert W. Williamson, opposing the Trades Disputes Bill.

Dates: 28 Apr 1903
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [1903]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/10/75
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Resolution of Co-operative Societies and Trade Unions in Lancashire, affirming belief in advantages of free trade and opposition to preferential tariffs [printed].

Dates: [1903]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [Dec 1935]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/272/99
Scope and Contents Press-cutting from the Daily Mail of an interview with Joseph Jones, President of the Miners' Federation, by Randolph Churchill. Churchill notes that the miners had voted to strike if they did not receive a wage increase of 2 shillings a day and gives an account of Jones's explanation of the miners' position, particularly that a strike would be held in the winter and that the main financial costs would be to the local authorities. Churchill then comments that he was certain the strike would...
Dates: [Dec 1935]
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), 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), [Dec] [1921]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/118/72-80
Scope and Contents Notes by [Sir Philip Sassoon] on: the set-backs suffered by the Labour party due to its links with the Co-operative and trade union movements; the continued support for the Labour Party stemming from unemployment and low wages; the failure of the pre-war party system to address itself to the post-war aspirations of ordinary people; the credit gained by the Government from the Irish settlement and the Washington Conference; the unlikelihood of a full economic recovery in the near future; the...
Dates: [Dec] [1921]
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), 14 Sep 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/142/35-40
Scope and Contents Letter from [WSC] to Samuel Hammersley supporting Mr Eastham's candidature for Stockport [Cheshire], responding to criticisms of the Government made by David Lloyd George over the Coal Subsidy, the construction of a naval base at Singapore and the arrangements for the settlement of the French war debt to Britain. Points to the resolutions of the Trade Union Congress as evidence that the parliamentary leaders of the Labour Party cannot control their extremist supporters and looks forward to...
Dates: 14 Sep 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), 05 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/147/85
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Letter from H C Robbins, general manager of the Press Association Ltd (Byron House, 85 Fleet Street, London) to WSC quoting a telegram from Sir James Owen, vice-president of the Newspaper Society, reporting that printers returning to work have been victimised by their trade union and suggesting that a proclamation be made against such victimisation.

Dates: 05 May 1926
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.