Ref NoMS42
TitleAmalgamated Engineering Union (Perth Branch)
HistoryThe Amalgamated Society of Engineers (ASE), was formed in 1852 to represent the interests of its members in relation to pay and working conditions, and had attracted nearly 90,000 members by 1900. The Perth branch seems to have been founded in 1853. In 1920 the union merged with nine other unions to form the Amalgamated Engineering Union (AEU). Membership of the union continued to grow, particularly during the Second World War when demand for armaments led to a rapid expansion of the engineering industry, and women were admitted to the union in 1943. In 1967 the AEU and the Amalgamated Union of Foundry Workers of Great Britain and Ireland merged to establish the Amalgamated Union of Engineering and Foundry Workers. Draughtsmen and construction engineers also joined the union and in 1971 the federation became known as the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers. The union changed its name to the Amalgamated Engineering Union in May 1986. The AEU and the Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunication and Plumbing Union joined to form the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union on the 1st May 1992.
DescriptionMinutes, 1860-1878, 1886-1957; Members’ registration cash books, 1853-1947; Proposition and entrance books, 1863-1893, 1903-1942; Cash and receipt books, 1952-1961, 1963-1965; Check book, 1949-1955.
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