CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2643
TitleNational Union of Dyers, Bleachers and Textile Workers (Aberdeen Branch)
Date1939 - 1965
Extent2 volumes and 7 envelopes (0.37 linear metres)
Creator NameNational Union of Dyers, Bleachers and Textile Workers (Aberdeen Branch) (fl 1939 - 1963)
Administrative HistoryThe union was formed in June 1936 on amalgamation of the National Union of Textile Workers, the Amalgamated Society of Dyers, Finishers and Kindred Trades, and the Operative Bleachers', Dyers' and Finishers' Association. It was joined by the Union of Jute, Flax and Kindred Textile Operatives in May 1979. An Aberdeen Branch was active between 1939 and 1965.

Further information about the development of the trade union movement and the history of individual trade unions in Aberdeen can be found in William Diack, 'History of the Trades Council and the Trade Union Movement in Aberdeen' (Aberdeen: Aberdeen Trades Council, 1939), and in Kenneth D. Buckley, 'Trade Unionism in Aberdeen 1870 - 1900' (Edinburgh and London: Oliver and Boyd, 1955). Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, 'Historical Directory of Trade Unions' , 4 vols (Aldershot: Gower, 1980 - 1984) also contains useful information about the development of individual unions, at both the national and local level. Summarised details from each of these sources has been used in compiling this collection level description.
SourceDeposited on permanent loan, 1967.
DescriptionMinutes, 1942 - 1953; annual accounts, 1940 - 1946; correspondence, 1939 - 1965.
AppraisalThis material has been appraised in line with normal procedures
AccrualsNone expected
ArrangementArranged by record type, and chronologically therein
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
Related MaterialMS 2667/21/36: Correspondence between District Secretary of the Amalgamated Engineering Union and Messrs Richards Ltd., Aberdeen, regarding claims, disputes, hours, members, references, wages etc., 1950 - 1962. (The employees of Messrs Richards Ltd., Aberdeen were members of the National Union of Dyers, Bleachers and Textile Workers).
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