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Cardiff Trades Union Council archive (20th C.)

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The collection contains the records of the Cardiff Trades Union Council including: the Constitution; minutes of the Council and Executive Committee from 1941-1981; correspondence with affiliated trade unions, 1975-1984; general correspondence, 1961-1988; ‘special’ correspondence and papers relating to (inter alia) East Moors Steelworks, South Glamorgan District Manpower Committee, National Health Service, and the Miners’ strike 1984-1985; TUC literature; Wales TUC Annual Conferences; papers of P.L. ‘Charlie’ Swain, Secretary of CTUC; papers of the TUC Education Advisory Committee for Wales. Printed booklets, committee papers, manuscript notes, letters, pamphlets, ballot papers, address books, receipt books, journal issues, pressure-group newsletters, reports, newspaper cuttings, flyers. Circulars, correspondence and press statements on political issues (e.g. NHS, energy, unemployment, benefits, nuclear disarmament, Palestine, race relations, anti-Nazi League, anti-apartheid, and the Iranian revolution), 1979-84

Date range: 1940-1988

Strengths: The collection demonstrates the work of the Cardiff Trades Union Council in bringing together disparate unions to campaign around common issues affecting the local community. A valuable social and political history resource, covering issues affecting the working people of Cardiff, as well as wider international concerns, during the latter half of the 20th century.

Size: 28 boxes; 14 metres

Languages: English; Welsh

Keywords: Trade unions, labour unions, steelworks, mining, strikes, politics, Wales Trades Union Congress, Trades Union Congress Education Advisory Committee for Wales, National Health Service, unemployment, benefits, nuclear disarmament, Palestine, race relations, anti-Nazi League, anti-apartheid, Iranian revolution.

Notes: The Cardiff Trades Council was known by that name before January 1972 and as Cardiff Trades Union Council since that date.