London & Provincial Union Licensed Vehicle Workers


These documents detailing the London & Provincail Union Licensed Vehicle Workers card can be found at the Marx Memorial Library.


The founding of the TGWU


The TGWU was founded in 1922. These documents detailing the amalgamation and early disputes and agreements including the 1926 General Strike can be found at the Marx Memorial Library.



The General Strike 3 - 12 May 1926


The Marx Memorial Library is home to The British Worker, a newspaper produced by the Trades Union Congress during the strike. The eleven issues cover the period 6th to the 11th of May. Reports include, on page three of this first issue, ‘One Hundred Thousand Out in the Liverpool Docks’ concluding that ‘the general paralysis of industry is complete’.