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Electrical and plumbing unions

Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunication and Plumbing Union (EETPU)

A brief timeline

Electrical Trades Union badge : Electrical Trades Union badge1865 - United Operative Plumbers Association of Great Britain and Ireland was formed

1889 - Electrical Trades union was formed from a conference between the Amalgamated Society of Telegraph and Telephone Construction Men and the Union of Electrical Operatives

1911- United Operative Plumbers Association of Great Britain and Ireland changed name to United Operative Plumbers and Domestic Engineers Association of Great Britain and Ireland

1931 - United Operative Plumbers and Domestic Engineers Association of Great Britain and Ireland changed name to Plumber, Glaziers and Domestic Engineers Union

1946 - Plumber, Glaziers and Domestic Engineers Union changed name to Plumbing Trades union

1968 - Plumbing Trades Union and Electrical Trades Union merged to form the Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunication and Plumbing Union (EETPU)

1992 - Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunication and Plumbing Union merged with the Amalgamated Engineering Union to form the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (AEEU).

2001 - AEEU merged with the Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union to form Amicus.

2007 - Amicus merged with the Transport and General Workers Union to form Unite.

Unite still exists today, click here to visit their Website

 

Electrical and plumbing unions archives in our collection

Electrical Trades Union (TU/ELEC)

  • Annual reports, 1922-1962 (not complete)
    Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunication and Plumbing Union badge

    EETPU badge

  • Minutes of the Executive Council and Sub-Executive Committee, 1912-1993 (not complete)
  • Conference reports, 1940-1985
  • Rule books
  • Other papers - Electrical Supply Industry Joint Industrial Council minute books
  • Branch records including Darlington, Littlehampton, Maryport, Middlesborough, Newferry, Newport, Nottingham North, Peckham, Runcorn on Widnes, Stoke on Trent and Worthing.

Plumbing Trades Union (TU/PLUMB)

  • Annual reports and quarterly returns, 1867-1960 (not complete)
  • Minutes of the National Executive Council, 1920-1965
  • Conference reports, 1923-1968
  • Rules Revision Committee reports, 1951-1963
  • Circulars, 1919-1968
  • Other papers including a letter book and proposition forms
  • Branch records including Bacup, Blackpool, Preston, Ramsbottom, Haslingden and Rawtenstall and Rossendale.

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Resources about electrical and plumbing unions in the Library

Electrical Trades Union, Souvenir of fifty years of the Electrical Trades Union, 1889-1939 (1939) - Shelfmark: B47

Gordon Schaffer, Light and liberty: sixty years of the Electrical Trades Union (1949) - Shelfmark: B30

Electrical Trades Union, The story of the E.T.U. - the official history of the Electrical Trades Union (1952) - Shelfmark: B30

John Byrne, Frank Chapple, CH Rolph, All those in favour: an account of the High Court action against the Electrical Trades Union and its officers for ballot-rigging in the election of union officials, (Byrne & Chapple v Foulkes & others, 1961 (1962) - Shelfmark: B50

Electrical Trades Union, Electrical Trades journal - Shelmark:O53 and AF Electrical periodicals A-Z

Electrical Trades Union, Electron journal - Shelfmark: O53 and AF Electrical periodicals A-Z

JO French, Plumbers in unity: history of the Plumbing Trades Union, 1865-1965 (1965) - Shelfmark: B30

Plumbing Trades Union, PTU: journal of the Plumbing Trades' Union - Shelfmark: AB Periodicals main sequence

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Resources held at the Modern Records Centre

Other records are held at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick:
Electrical Trades Union (GB 0152 MSS.387)
Plumbing Trades Union (GB 0152 MSS.134)
Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunication and Plumbing Union (GB 0152 MSS.387)
Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (GB 0152 MSS.259/AEEU)

 

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