National Union of Printing, Bookbinding and Paper Workers

The National Union of Printing, Bookbinding and Paper Workers (NUPBPW) was a British trade union.

National Union of Printing, Bookbinding and Paper Workers
National Union of Printing, Bookbinding and Paper Workers logo.jpg
Merged intoSociety of Graphical and Allied Trades
Founded1921
Dissolved1966
Headquarters74 Nightingale Lane, London
Location
Members
160,000 (1960)
AffiliationsTUC, ITUC, P&KTF

HistoryEdit

The union was founded in 1921 as the National Union of Printing, Bookbinding, Machine Ruling and Paper Workers when the National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers and the National Union of Printing and Paper Workers merged. The Platen Printing Machine Minders' Society and the London Society of Machine Rulers soon also joined. In 1926, its central London branch broke away, but rejoined in 1931. In 1928, the union dropped "machine ruling" from its name.[1]

By 1960, the union over 160,000 members. Following mergers with several small unions, in 1966 it joined with the National Society of Operative Printers and Assistants to form the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades.[1]

LeadershipEdit

General SecretariesEdit

1921: Tom Newland[2]
1938: Bill Spackman[2]
1947: Bill Morrison[3]
1961: Tom Smith[3]

General PresidentsEdit

1921: George Harraway
1938: E. C. Hooker
1950: Cecil Sharp
1954: John Mackenzie

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Arthur Marsh, Victoria Ryan and John B. Smethurst, Historical Directory of Trade Unions
  2. ^ a b David Butler, Twentieth-Century British Political Facts, 1900-2000, p.391
  3. ^ a b Peter Bain and John Gennard, A History of the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades, p.214

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