Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union

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Full name Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union
Founded 1 May 1992
Date dissolved 2001
Merged into Amicus
Members 835,019 (1994)[1]
Affiliation TUC, CSEU
Office location 110 Peckham Road, London
Country United Kingdom

The Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (AEEU) was a British trade union. It merged with the MSF to form Amicus in 2001.


The union was founded in 1992, when the Amalgamated Engineering Union (AEU) finally achieved a merger with the Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications and Plumbing Union (EETPU), after a hundred years of off-and-on discussions.[2] The new union took the name Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union.[1]

The AEU had been affiliated to the Trades Union Congress, while the EETPU was not, so the merged organisation held a ballot on the question of affiliation; members voted for the new union to affiliate.[3] The AEEU was also the largest member of the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions.[4]

Membership of the new union continued to fall in line with the decline in employment in the sectors it covered. By 2001, its membership had fallen to 728,200. That year, it merged with the Manufacturing, Science and Finance union to form Amicus.[5]

General Secretaries[edit]

1992: Gavin Laird and Paul Gallagher
1994: Paul Gallagher
1995: Ken Jackson


1992: Bill Jordan and Ken Jackson
1994: Bill Jordan
1996: Davey Hall


  1. ^ a b Smethurst, John B.; Carter, Peter (2009). Historical Directory of Trade Unions: Including unions in building and construction, agriculture, fishing, chemicals, wood and woodworking, transport, engineering and metalworking, government, civil and public service, shipbuilding, energy and extraction in the United Kingdom and Ireland. 6. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7546-6683-7. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  2. ^ Lloyd, John (1990). Light and Liberty: A History of EEPTU. Weidenfeld and Nicolson. ISBN 9780297796626.
  3. ^ Peter Barberis et al, Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations, p.79
  4. ^ The IHSM Health and Social Services Year Book 1998/99, p.192
  5. ^ James C. Docherty and Sjaak van der Velden, Historical Dictionary of Organized Labor, pp.24-25

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