National Graphical Association
|Merged into||Society of Graphical and Allied Trades|
|Key people||Robert Willis, Tony Dubbins|
The National Graphical Association (NGA) was a British trade union. It was formed in 1964 by the merger of two long-term rival unions, the Typographical Association and the London Typographical Society. It was joined by a large number of small craft print unions including the Society of Electrotypers and Stereotypers; Press Telegraphists; The Association of Correctors Of The Press; Amalgamated Lithographic Printers; Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers and Engravers (SLADE) and the National Union of Wallcoverings and Allied Trades. By 1982 it had a membership of 136,300.
In 1978 the General Secretary Joe Wade (see below) asserted in a letter to the Sunday Times that "recruitment through secondary boycott has been a legitimate trade union tactic for many years."
- 1964 - 69: Robert Willis and John Bonfield
- 1969 - 76: John Bonfield
- 1976 - 84: Joe Wade
- 1984 - 90: Tony Dubbins
- Arthur Marsh, Victoria Ryan and John B. Smethurst, Historical Directory of Trade Unions
- Quoted in 'Report of an Inquiry into Certain Trade Union Recruitment Activities', Cmnd. 7706 (1979) (Leggatt Report), page 16.
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