CWU History and Heritage Project

CWU History and Heritage Project

Further to LTB 300/18 regarding the preservation of the Union’s important Branch historical records and archives. A number of Branches contacted the General Secretary’s Department showing interest in lodging these documents at CWU HQ but unfortunately Branches have experienced difficulties in actually getting them there. This is understandable considering the logistics of sending what are often quite considerable amounts of documentation to Wimbledon. This has been discussed with the Research Department and it has been agreed that a different approach might be needed, therefore it may be easier if we try a Regional approach to this problem.

As such we will, during the coming weeks, be speaking to Regional Secretaries, Learning Reps and others to discuss ways of resolving this problem. It is vitally important that we preserve the records of the Union for future generations of trade unionists and those who write and study the history of working people. Once we have undertaken this consultation Branches will be informed of the outcome and how we can move this issue forward.

Any enquiries regarding this LTB should be sent to

Yours sincerely

Dave Ward

General Secretary


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