Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers

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AUBTW
Full nameAmalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers
Founded1921
Date dissolved1971
Merged intoAmalgamated Society of Woodworkers, Painters and Builders
Members70,272 (1968)
AffiliationTUC, ITUC, Labour
Key peopleGeorge Hicks (General Secretary), Luke Fawcett (General Secretary)
Office locationCrescent Lane, Clapham Common
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers (AUBTW) was a British trade union.

History[edit]

The AUBTW was founded in 1921 when the Operative Society of Masons, Quarrymen and Allied Trades of England and Wales, the Operative Bricklayers' Society and the Manchester Unity of Operative Bricklayers' Society merged. It was joined by the Building and Monumental Workers' Association of Scotland in 1942, the National Builders' Labourers' and Constructional Workers' Society in 1952, the National Society of Street Masons, Paviors and Road Makers in 1966 and the Amalgamated Slaters', Tilers' and Roofing Operatives' Society in 1969.[1]

In 1971, the AUBTW merged with the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers to form the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers, Painters and Builders.[1]

Election results[edit]

The union sponsored Labour Party candidates in several Parliamentary elections.[2][3]

Election Constituency Candidate Votes Percentage Position
Woolwich East by-election, 1931 Woolwich East George Hicks 16,200 56.7 1
1931 general election Woolwich East George Hicks 16,658 50.9 1
1935 general election Woolwich East George Hicks 17,563 58.0 1
1945 general election Woolwich East George Hicks 18,983 70.4 1
1950 general election Portsmouth South Leslie Charles Merrion 17,545 36.1 2
1951 general election Southend East Leslie Charles Merrion 19,478 44.7 2
1955 general election Exeter Leslie Charles Merrion 18,759 43.7 2
1964 general election Houghton-le-Spring Thomas Urwin 32,914 74.8 1
1966 general election Houghton-le-Spring Thomas Urwin 32,067 77.5 1
1970 general election Houghton-le-Spring Thomas Urwin 32,888 73.4 1

Leadership[edit]

General Secretaries[edit]

1921: George Hicks
1941: Luke Fawcett
1951: George Lowthian

Presidents[edit]

1921: George Waddell
1934: Luke Fawcett
1942: Harry Adams
1953: Harry Weaver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers, Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
  2. ^ "List of Parliamentary Labour candidates and election results, February 23rd, 1950". Annual Report of the Labour Party. 1950.
  3. ^ Webster, Jack (2007). Jack Webster's Aberdeen. Birlinn. p. 200. ISBN 1841584789.

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