X

Subscribe to our mailing list

Our regular e-bulletin keeps you up-to-date about our news and activities, and occasionally re fundraising appeals. You can opt out at any time. Full details of how we look after data are available in our privacy policy on our Web site.

If you agree to being contacted in this way, click the ‘Subscribe’ button below. Your information will be sent to MailChimp for processing - https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy.

* indicates required
Last updated:30 April 2015

Gas and general workers' unions

A brief timeline

National Union of General and Municipal Workers Union plaque1889 - National Union of Gas Workers and General Labourers of Great Britain and Ireland was formed.

1912 - changed name to the National Union of Gas and General Workers.

1916 - changed name to the National Union of General Workers. Between 1890-1916 there were many mergers with lots of smaller general unions.

1924 - amalgamated with the National Amalgamated Union of Labour and the Municipal Employees Association to become the National Union of General and Municipal Workers.

1974 - changed name to the General and Municipal Workers' Union.

National Union of Gasworkers and General Labourers badge

Gasworkers' badge

1982 - amalgamated with the Amalgamated Society of Boilermakers, Blacksmiths, Shipbuilders and Structural Workers to become the GMB.

For more about general unions, and for details of material held in the Library relating to the National Union of Gas Workers and General Labourers, including very early minute books, click here.