Amalgamated Society of Boilermakers, Shipwrights, Blacksmiths and Structural Workers

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A.S.B.S.B.S.W.
Founded 1852
Date dissolved 1982
Merged into National Union of General and Municipal Workers
Country United Kingdom

The Amalgamated Society of Boilermakers, Shipwrights, Blacksmiths and Structural Workers (ASBSBSW) was a trade union in the United Kingdom.

The union was founded in 1852, when the Scottish Society of Boilermakers, the United Friendly Boilermakers' Society and the Amicable and Provident Society of Journeymen Boilermakers of Great Britain merged to form the United Society of Boilermakers and Iron and Steel Shipbuilders. In 1952, it renamed itself as the United Society of Boilermakers, Shipbuilders and Structural Workers, then in 1963 it merged with the Associated Blacksmiths, Forge and Smithy Workers' Society and the Shipconstructors and Shipwrights' Association, adopting its final name.[1]

In 1982, the union joined the National Union of General and Municipal Workers, which renamed itself as the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union.

General Secretaries[edit]

1857: John Allen
1871: Robert Knight
1900: D. C. Cummings
1909: John Hill
1936: Mark Hodgson
1948: Ted Hill
1965: Danny McGarvey and John Chalmers
1977: John Chalmers
1980: Jim Murray

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