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Trade Union Department, Nov 1950-1959

CCO 503/3/20-27

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  1. CCO 503/3/20 - Correspondence and memoranda concerning courses organised at Swinton College for Conservative trade unionists considering parliamentary candidacy, June 1951-Aug 1956. [Includes arrangements for the annual conference of Conservative Trade Unionists on 19/03/1955 and Conference for Industrial Organisers, 25/05/1956];
  2. CCO 503/3/21 - Memoranda concerning the Party’s policy towards trade unionists ‘contracting out’ of a union’s political fund; Statistics of trade union membership compiled by the Industrial Department, CCO, 1954 and 1955, Feb-Mar 1952; 1954-1955;
  3. CCO 503/3/22 - Industrial Department correspondence and memoranda concerning support given to Conservative trade unionists and trade unions against the ‘closed shop’, 1953-1956. [Recognition of the Engineering Officers (Telecommunications) Association, July 1953; Recognition of the Aeronautical Engineers’ Association as the appropriate trade union for ‘dilutee’ or semi-skilled workers in aircraft maintenance units, July 1953-May 1954; AE Smith of Rotherham v the Amalgamated Engineering Union (AEU), Dec 1955-Feb 1956; Mr Thwaites of Leeds v the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF), Jan-Feb 1956];
  4. CCO 503/3/23 - Correspondence and memoranda concerning the Conservative Party’s strategy for preventing co-operative societies from making grants for political purposes, with particular reference to the Leeds Co-operative Society, June 1954-Oct 1956. [Includes copy of ‘The Co-operative review’, No.7, Vol. XXVIII, July 1954];
  5. CCO 503/3/24 - Industrial Department correspondence and memoranda concerning Communist propaganda pamphlets from East Berlin circulating amongst British trade unionists, May-Nov 1954. [Includes copy of ‘Democratic German Report’ vol.III, No.18, September 3rd 1954 and leaflet from the British-Soviet Friendship Society promoting its sponsored ‘Month of British-Soviet Friendship’ to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the USSR, Nov 1954];
  6. CCO 503/3/25 - Digest of Industrial Organisers’ Reports from around the country, prepared by JV Garmonsway, Head of the Industrial Department for John Hare MP [Vice Chairman of the Party Organisation, CCO], Nov 1954-Aug 1956;
  7. CCO 503/3/26 - Memoranda and correspondence between JV Garmonsway, Head of the Industrial Department and Donald Kaberry, Vice-Chairman of Party Organisation [missing], Nov 1950-Nov 1956. [Includes minutes of the 22nd meeting of the Conservative Trade Unionists’ National Advisory Committee, 15th May 1952];
  8. CCO 503/3/27 - Industrial Department - J. Priestly, 1957-1959.


  • Nov 1950-1959


1 box (8 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


CCO 503/3/20-27

Repository Details

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