National Union of British Fishermen

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National Union of British Fishermen
Founded 1917
Date dissolved 1922
Merged into Transport and General Workers' Union
Key people Captain Bingham
Country United Kingdom

The National Union of British Fishermen was a trade union in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1917 in Grimsby by Captain Bingham, a retired fishing skipper, its chief rival, in terms of membership and blacklegging during disputes, was the National Union of Seamen. Although Bingham considered amalgamating with the NUS in 1919, he decided to maintain the independence of the union, which eventually collapsed due to low membership and the economic difficulties of the fishing industry in 1922.[1] The union was officially merged with the Transport and General Workers' Union in the same year.

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  1. ^ Thompson, Paul Richard etc: "Living The Fishing" London; Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983. ISBN 0-7100-9508-2