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Trade unions

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 398 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 07 Aug 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/45/16-17
Scope and Contents

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), 13 Feb 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/47/53
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Letter from Walter Runciman [President of the Board of Trade] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], apologising for involving Sir Francis Hopwood [Additional Civil Lord of the Admiralty, later 1st Lord Southborough], in Trades Union negotiations. Runciman also mentions his idea of extending War Risks Insurance to neutrals.

Dates: 13 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Nov 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54C/245
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Letter from WSC to [Arthur Deakin], Acting General Secretary, Transport and General Workers Union, thanking him for the support from the Executive Council.

Dates: 25 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Sep 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54A/70
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Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary, Trades Union Council] asking him not to raise the matter of the Trades' Disputes Act during the war.

Dates: 02 Sep 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 May 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/2A/4-5
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Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] on the Conference of Trades Union Executives. [Carbon].

Dates: 24 May 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Aug 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/4B/128-129
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Letter from Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] to WSC enquiring if should he go on a proposed visit to the United States in October; annotated by WSC, Clement Attlee, Lord Privy Seal and Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour and National Service, in agreement, with filing note on Citrine's proposed visit.

Dates: 31 Aug 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/4B/132
Scope and Contents Memorandum from [?] Sir Thomas Phillips [Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour] to [Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour and National Service] advising that Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] should delay his visit to the United States until after the American Presidential elections; on reverse a memorandum from Sir Frederick Leggett [Under-Secretary, Ministry of Labour] to Phillips advising that now...
Dates: 02 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Nov 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/4B/148
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Printed address delivered by Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] to the 60th annual convention of the American Federation of Labor; talks generally on the war struggle against the Nazis, the burden shouldered by British Labour and the need for increased American production of planes and supplies.

Dates: 25 Nov 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Mar 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/91/26-53
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Notes of a conference between the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, and representatives of the Mining Association and Miners' Federation on the report of the Royal Commission on the coal industry, on subjects including: recruitment and labour, and ending subsidies for the industry; requests by the Association and Federation for clarification on the report, particularly on whether the industry was to be reorganised; recommendations of the report.Typescript transcribed from shorthand notes.

Dates: 25 Mar 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Apr 1926 - 17 Apr 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/92/119-134
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Notes of a conference between the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, and representatives of the Miners' Federation, on district negotiations by the mine owners, rather than national negotiations, particularly on wage settlements and contracts of service.Typescript transcribed from shorthand notes of Treasury reporters.

Dates: 15 Apr 1926 - 17 Apr 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Mar 1926 - 01 Apr 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/93/1
Scope and Contents Pamphlet consisting of: minutes of a meeting between the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, and representatives of the Mining Association and the Miners' Federation (11 March) on the report of the Coal Commission; account of a deputation to Baldwin by the Association and Federation (24 March) on the report of the Commission and the general state of the industry, particularly recruitment and labour, ending subsidies for the industry, whether the industry was to be reorganised, and...
Dates: 11 Mar 1926 - 01 Apr 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Apr 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/93/57
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Minutes of a meeting between the Central Committee of the Mining Association and the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation on the deadlock between the Association and Federation on the coal dispute, particularly: the state of the industry; working hours; the minimum wage; district negotiations; reductions in wages.

Dates: 13 Apr 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Apr 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/93/119-137
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Notes of a meeting between the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, the Mining Association and the Miners' Federation on the deadlock between the Association and Federation over the report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry, particularly over a minimum wage and working hours.

Dates: 23 Apr 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/95/29-30
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Resolution by the Miners' Federation on the report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry, and proposals by the Government, stating that though they largely agreed with the proposals, they would not endorse a proposed reduction in wages and abolition of the National Minimum Wage. Includes covering letter to the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, sent by Arthur Cook, Secretary to the Federation.

Dates: 20 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Aug 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/100/20-47
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Notes of a meeting between the Central Committee of the Mining Association and Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation on the state of the industry and the miners' strike, and particularly on: working hours; wages; a National Agreement as opposed to local wage settlements; coal prices at home and abroad.

Dates: 19 Aug 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Aug 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/100/55-93
Scope and Contents Notes of a meeting between Government Ministers (Winston Churchill, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley], and Sir Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department) and the Miners' Federation on attempts to settle the miners' strike, including: the Government's refusal to give further financial aid to the industry; the effects of the strike upon the country; the miners' refusal to...
Dates: 26 Aug 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Sep 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/101/57-58
Scope and Contents Typescript copy of correspondence between the Mines Department and the Mining Association on the coal dispute (3-4 September), including: letter from Sir Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary of the Mines Department, to William Lee, Secretary of the Mining Association, forwarding a letter from Arthur Cook, Secretary of the Miners' Federation, to the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Winston Churchill], and stating that Cook's letter was a basis for restarting negotiations; Cook's letter to...
Dates: 06 Sep 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Oct 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/102/4-5
Scope and Contents Typescript copy of a letter from Ronald Waterhouse, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, to the Secretary of the Miners' Federation [Arthur Cook], stating that in order to help settle the coal dispute, the Government had made a conditional offer to the Federation of setting up a National Arbitration Tribunal to review any settlement under which miners were asked to work more than seven hours. Waterhouse goes on to say that the Federation had rejected this offer once, and that the...
Dates: 06 Oct 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Nov 1926 - 22 Nov 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/104/140-141
Scope and Contents Typescript copy of a letter from Arthur Cook, Secretary of the Federation, to the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, on the final decision of the Miners' Federation on the coal dispute, informing Baldwin that the miners had voted to reject the Government's terms for a settlement, by 460,806 votes to 313,200. Cook forwards the resolution passed by the Federation Conference recommending all districts to immediately open negotiations with the local mine owners with a view to finding an agreement,...
Dates: 20 Nov 1926 - 22 Nov 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Dec 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/105/78-81
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Note of a meeting between representatives of the Miners' Federation and Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland [Minister of Labour], on the settlement of the coal dispute, particularly the loss of benefits to striking miners.

Dates: 15 Dec 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Nov 1926 - 12 Nov 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/105/82-83
Scope and Contents Extract from a discussion between the Cabinet Coal Committee (particularly Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland [Minister of Labour], Winston Churchill [Chancellor of the Exchequer] and 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] and representatives of the Miners' Federation, on the settlement of the coal dispute. Subjects discussed include: the miners' request that there should be no victimisation after the strike; unemployment relief for those put out of work, under the existing Unemployment Insurance...
Dates: 11 Nov 1926 - 12 Nov 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Sep 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/113/24-25
Scope and Contents Letter from Arthur Cook, Secretary of the Miners' Federation, to Winston Churchill [Chancellor of the Exchequer] on the settlement of the coal dispute, asking Churchill on behalf of the Executive Committee and Special Delegate Conference of the Federation to convene and attend a meeting of the Federation and Mining Association. Cook states that the Federation was willing to enter into negotiations for a new national agreement, with a view to reducing labour costs. Also includes a copy of a...
Dates: 03 Sep 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Apr 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/114/3-4
Scope and Contents Letter from the Miners' Executive Committee to the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, giving the Committee's reply to the proposals of the Coal owners in the coal dispute. The Committee notes that the owners propose a return to the minimum wage percentage of 1921 (a uniform reduction of 13.3 % from the standard wage), conditional on the extension of working hours over three years. The miners unanimously reject these proposals, but feel that proposals submitted on the Trades Union Congress...
Dates: 30 Apr 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open