Amalgamated Textile Workers' Union

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The Amalgamated Textile Workers' Union (ATWU) was a trade union in the United Kingdom and Ireland.[1]

The union was founded in 1974, when the Amalgamated Weavers' Association merged with the National Union of Textile and Allied Workers.[2] However, with widespread redundancies in the industry, the union lost two-thirds of its members before it merged into the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union in 1985.[3] Based in Rochdale, the union's final general secretary was Jack Brown.[1]


  1. ^ a b G. P. and S. P. A. Henderson, Directory of British Associations & Associations in Ireland (8th Edition), p.7
  2. ^ "Amalgamated Textile Workers' Union", Archives Hub
  3. ^ Gary N. Chalson, Union mergers in hard times: the view from five countries, pp.91-92