Furniture, Timber and Allied Trades Union

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FTAT
Full name Furniture, Timber and Allied Trades Union
Founded 1971
Date dissolved 1993
Merged into GMB
Country United Kingdom
Affiliation TUC, CSEU
Office location London

The Furniture, Timber and Allied Trades Union (FTAT) was a trade union in the United Kingdom.

The union was founded in 1971 by the merger of the National Union of Furniture Trade Operatives and the Amalgamated Society of Woodcutting Machinists. In 1978, the National Union of Funeral Service Operatives merged with it. The following year, its total membership was 85,407.[1] The union was a member of the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions.[2]

By 1993, membership was down to 31,642, and the union merged with the GMB, forming the bulk of its new "Construction, Furniture, Timber and Allied" section.[3]

General Secretaries[edit]

1971: Alf Tomkins
1976: Ben Rubner
1986:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arthur Ivor Marsh, Trade union handbook, p.188
  2. ^ Arthur Ivor Marsh, Trade union handbook, pp.84-85
  3. ^ Jeremy Waddington et al, A comparison of the trade union merger process in Britain and Germany, pp.159-160