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Post Office Engineering Union

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1924 POEU
Held at: Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library Collections and University Archives at London Metropolitan University
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Full title: Post Office Engineering Union
Date(s): 1916-1968
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 4 volumes
Name of creator(s): Post Office Engineering and Stores Association
Amalgamated Engineering and Stores Association
Post Office Engineering Union


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Post Office Engineering Department was created in 1870. As a consequence, many local linesmen's associations developed. In 1886 a number of the associations merged to form the Postal Telegraphs Linesmen's Movement. In 1896 the name was changed to the Amalgamated Association of Postal Telegraphs, and the union opened its ranks to unskilled workers, construction hands and storemen. In 1901 it changes its title again, to the Post Office Engineering and Stores Association. In 1915 the Association merged with the Amalgamated Society of Telephone Employees to form the Amalgamated Engineering and Stores Association. The title of Post Office Engineering Union (POEU) was adopted in 1919. In 1985 the Union amalgamated with the Post and Telecommunications Group of the Civil and Public Servants Association fo them the National Communications Union (now the Communication Workers Union).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Post Office Engineering Union (POEU), formerly the Post Office Engineering and Stores Associstion. 1916-1917, 1926-1928, 1947-1960, 1964-1968, comprising:
Post Office Engineering and Stores Association, Electric Light and Power Branch: Branch and Committee minutes, 1916-1917;
Post Office Engineering Union: Eectric Light and Power Branch: Committee minutes, 1926-1928;
POEU: Post Office Railway (London) Branch (Mount Pleasant): branch minutes 1947-1960;
POEU LPR Branch (St Martin Le Grand later Mount Pleasant): branch minutes, 1964-1968.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Open to bona fide researchers at the discretion of the TUC Librarian.

Conditions governing reproduction:

At the discretion of the TUC Librarian and subject to copyright conditions.

Finding aids:

List available in the TUC Library.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by Steve Jones, Branch Secretary, London Postal Engineering Branch, Communication Workers Union, 1997.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for theConstruction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Mar 2002

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