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Trade unions

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 398 Collections and/or Records:

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Labour Party Conference, Blackpool: receptions, 1986-09 - 1986-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/4/13
Scope and Contents

Briefings and timetables for receptions, mainly held by trades unions, also including: notes on Labour’s nuclear power policy; a record of Conference decisions; the USDAW [Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers] low pay campaign pack; a list of union-sponsored MPs; information paper on quotes to be used against the Conservatives.

Dates: 1986-09 - 1986-10
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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Labour Party Conference, Blackpool: receptions, 1988-09 - 1988-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/4/23
Scope and Contents

Briefings and timetables for receptions, mainly held by trades unions, including a briefing for a meeting with Erdal Inonu, leader of the Turkish Social Democratic and Populist Party.

Dates: 1988-09 - 1988-10
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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Labour Party Conference, Bournemouth: receptions, 1985-09 - 1985-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/4/9
Scope and Contents

Briefings and timetables for receptions, mainly held by trades unions, also including a survey of company donations to the Conservatives, a Trades Union Co-ordination committee report on company donations, a list of union-sponsored MPs, and an account of an interview given by Arthur Scargill [President, National Union of Mineworkers] on the union’s legal problems following the Miners’ Strike.

Dates: 1985-09 - 1985-10
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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Labour Party Conference, Brighton: receptions, 1987-09 - 1987-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/4/17
Scope and Contents

Briefings and timetables for receptions, mainly held by trades unions, also including: European Parliament Socialist Group booklets; papers from various union campaigns.

Dates: 1987-09 - 1987-10
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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Labour Party Conference, Brighton: receptions, 1989-09 - 1989-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/4/30
Scope and Contents

Briefings and timetables for receptions, mainly held by trades unions, also including text of NK’s speech in tribute to Bernt Carlsson and a proposal to create a party database for use in debates.

Dates: 1989-09 - 1989-10
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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Leader’s Reception: East Midlands, 1988-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/71
Scope and Contents

Questions answered by NK on subjects including: accountability within the party; pollution from power stations and acid rain; winning rural areas; the trade deficit and modernising the industrial base; the Alton Bill reducing the time limit on abortion; the Education Reform Bill; accusations that the leadership was distancing itself from the trades unions; supporting local government and an alternative to the Poll Tax.

Dates: 1988-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Access copies available.
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Leader’s Reception: North Wales, 1988-10-17

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/68
Scope and Contents

Questions answered by NK on subjects including: housing; the trades union ban in GCHQ; the timing of the Party Conference; funding for Wales; share ownership; the role of the unions in the Labour Party; financial support for students; pension policy; strengthening the shipping industry; the accountability of the security services; relations with Europe; the need for proportional representation.

Dates: 1988-10-17
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Access copies available.
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Literary: Articles., Feb 1935 - Nov 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/518A-B
Scope and Contents Proofs, press cuttings and publications of the following articles by WSC: "This Man's Gamble May Change Your Whole Life" on Franklin Roosevelt and his unemployment policy, and the difference between trade unions in Britain and the United States; "If Roosevelt Fails" on Franklin Roosevelt's economic policy and the risks of tearing down capitalism; "Lawrence of Arabia", an obituary for T E Lawrence; "Earl Jellicoe", an obituary for 1st Lord Jellicoe; "The Truth About Hitler" on the...
Dates: Feb 1935 - Nov 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: articles: News of the World 4., Oct 1937 - Nov 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/567
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "The General Strike" on the railway strikes of 1911 and 1919, and the General Strike of 1926; "The Crisis of 1931" on the economic crisis of summer 1931 and the fall of Ramsay Macdonald's Labour Government; "Vision of the Future Through Eyes of Science" on the history and future of human progress; "Life in a World Controlled by the Scientists" on the future possibilities and risks of science.Also includes: annotated proofs...
Dates: Oct 1937 - Nov 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Collier's magazine articles by WSC: 1., Jul 1938 - Sep 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/620
Scope and Contents Includes proofs and cuttings from Collier's for: "Japan Guesses Wrong" on Japanese battleship building, the British and American response, making comparisons with naval strategy during World War I; "Dictators on Dynamite" (British title "Dictators at the Cross-roads") on the rise of Hitler and Benito Mussolini and the contemporary situation in Germany and Italy; "England Learns About Labor" (British title "The Problem of the Labour Unions") on union radicalism, supporting the recognition of...
Dates: Jul 1938 - Sep 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Collier's magazine articles: correspondence., 03 Feb 1938 - 30 Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/604
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Representatives of Collier's including the Editor, William Chenery (16); representatives of Curtis Brown Limited, New York [United States] Office (28) on subjects including WSC's US taxes and the scope for syndicating his articles in the US, and the London Office on publication rights for WSC's US articles in the United Kingdom (2); Brendan Bracken suggesting subjects for US articles; Adam Marshall Diston and Richard Clarke on preparing articles for WSC; Admiral Sir...
Dates: 03 Feb 1938 - 30 Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "Short Biographies": proofs 1., [Dec] 1929 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/590
Scope and Contents Proofs of the following articles by WSC: "The United States of Europe" on Europe without trade barriers and the benefits of solidarity; "The Abuse of the Dole" on the political importance of unemployment figures and the abuse of the unemployment insurance system; "The American Mind and Ours" on the importance of business in the United States at the expense of politics, and on the difference between American and British attitudes; "Ramsay Macdonald" as Prime Minister and on his alliance with...
Dates: [Dec] 1929 - 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "Short Biographies": proofs 2., 1930 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/591
Scope and Contents Proofs of the following articles by WSC: an untitled article on the bad effects of independence for the Philippines; "Edward VIII" on Hector Bolitho's book on Edward, [Edward, Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales and Edward VIII]; "The Abuse of the Dole" on the political importance of the unemployment figures and the abuse of the unemployment insurance system; "The United States of Europe" on a Europe without trade barriers and the benefits of solidarity; "Unlucky Alfonso" on...
Dates: 1930 - 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 7., 29 Sep 1940 - 10 Nov 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/671
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "The British Working Man" on WSC's views on the rights and responsibilities of trade unions, strikes, the role of government in industrial disputes, and the birth of the Labour Party; "A Very Great Englishman" on 1st Lord Baden-Powell, his role at the siege of Mafeking [South Africa] and the founding of the Boy Scouts Movement; "The March of Progress" on scientific developments and their effect on mankind from the Stone Age to the mid-twentieth...
Dates: 29 Sep 1940 - 10 Nov 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Memorandum from WSC to Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary, Treasury] and Sir Russell Scott [Controller, Treasury], 22 Feb 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/68/13-14
Scope and Contents

Memorandum from WSC on the proposed Trade Unions bill and the Civil Service, commenting "Everyone knows that efforts were made to get the Civil Service to strike" during the General Strike. Typescript.

Dates: 22 Feb 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"Memorandum of facts with regard to the coal dispute", May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/141/54-64
Scope and Contents

Paper on the "rights and wrongs" of the coal dispute which led to the General Strike on subjects including: slump in trade in coal; subsidy of miners' wages; report of the Coal Commission and reaction of the miners; attitude of the coal owners; failure of negotiations; and rates of pay for miners. Typescript. In file of papers labelled "Various reports issued during Strike".

Dates: May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Notebooks of meetings, 1988-08 - 1990-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 19/2/77
Scope and Contents

Includes rough notes of a lunch with representatives of the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) on subjects including union elections, the redevelopment of Cardiff Bay and the Rechem hazardous waste incinerator in Pontypool [Wales]. Also includes brief notes from a meeting with a Russian delegation.

Dates: 1988-08 - 1990-08
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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Official: Board of Trade: Continental Unemployment Insurance and Labour Exchanges: notes and printed papers., 28 Sep 1908 - 27 Aug 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/26
Scope and Contents Includes: a memorandum on Labour Colonies on the Continent, in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France and Belgium; a memorandum on Insurance and Unemployment in Foreign Countries, including Trade Union unemployed benefit and other forms of insurance in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Italy, Norway and Denmark; notes by William Beveridge [Board of Trade Director of Labour Exchanges] on German Labour Exchanges; memoranda on Strasbourg [Germany, later France] Labour Exchanges;...
Dates: 28 Sep 1908 - 27 Aug 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Trades Unions, Unemployment Insurance: notes and papers., 28 May 1907 - 13 Sep 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/24
Scope and Contents

Includes: unemployment graphs from the trades unions, 1899-1909; a memorandum on Unemployment Insurance and the benefits in the principal unions; a memorandum on the growth of the trades unions, with particular reference to unemployment benefit; a memorandum on the influence of the unions on labour exchanges and unemployment insurance.

Dates: 28 May 1907 - 13 Sep 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment Insurance: printed papers., 21 Feb 1906 - 04 Apr 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/1A-B
Scope and Contents Includes: the report of the Departmental Committee on Vagrancy (Volume 1); preliminary notes on proposed Board of Trade legislation, including the Employers' Liability Insurance Companies Bill, the Companies Acts Amendment Bill, the Patent Law Consolidation Bill, the Light Railways Bill, the amendments to the Cheap Trains Act and Life Assurance Companies' Acts and Copyright legislation; memorandums for the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws, on subjects including unemployment statistics,...
Dates: 21 Feb 1906 - 04 Apr 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: copy., 04 May 1926 - 12 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/144
Scope and Contents Includes: a copy of the British Gazette; draft copy for the British Gazette, including articles by WSC; a Board of Trade note on food supplies for the British Gazette; reports from Liverpool and Southampton; draft copies of a statement by Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister] giving an official guarantee of protection for workers against Union reprisals; extracts from the report of the Coal Commission for the British Gazette; a draft statement by 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert...
Dates: 04 May 1926 - 12 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: correspondence., 05 May 1926 - 22 Jul 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/143
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 2nd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer]; George Pilcher; Kenneth Henderson (2); William Horwood [Commissioner, Metropolitan Police]; Geoffrey Dawson [Editor of the Times], on commandeering newsprint; Edward Cadbury [Director of Daily News Limited,]; 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken, owner of the Daily Express] on donating newsprint (2); 1st Lord Grey [of Fallodon] on the coal dispute; a copy of the Daily Mail's report on Grigory Zinoviev [President of the...
Dates: 05 May 1926 - 22 Jul 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: set of copies., 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/145
Scope and Contents

Complete set of the British Gazette.

Dates: 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: various papers., 03 May 1926 - 05 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/142
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the British Gazette and General Strike, including: WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the need to lead public opinion, and the establishment of the British Gazette; notes of meetings between WSC and representatives of the Newspaper Proprietors' Association and the Newspaper Society; William Codling [Controller, HM Stationery Office], on emergency newspaper production; reports on the general situation, the railways, and the coal dispute, from the...
Dates: 03 May 1926 - 05 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: correspondence., 19 Aug 1926 - 17 Sep 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/112
Scope and Contents

Correspondents on the settlement of the coal dispute include: Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade (7); 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh]; Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister] (4).Also includes: letters from WSC to Baldwin (8).

Dates: 19 Aug 1926 - 17 Sep 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.