Scottish Union of Dock Labourers

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S.U.D.L.
Full name Scottish Union of Dock Labourers
Founded 1911
Date dissolved 1922
Merged with Transport and General Workers' Union
Key people Joe Houghton, President
Country United Kingdom

The Scottish Union of Dock Labourers was a Glasgow-based trade union for waterfront workers. It was formed during the seamen's and dockers' strikes of June–July 1911. It replaced the National Union of Dock Labourers, which had been formed in Glasgow in 1889 but later became unpopular in that port, finally closing its local branch in February 1910. The president of the SUDL throughout its lifetime was Joe Houghton. The union joined the Transport & General Workers' Union in 1922, but attempts to revive the union as a separate organisation were made in the 1930s.

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  • William Kenefick, Rebellious and Contrary: The Glasgow Dockers, 1853-1932 (Scottish Historical Review Monograph No. 10., East Linton, Tuckwell Press, 2000