The Iron and Steel Trades Confederation was a Britishtrade union for metal-workers and allied groups. It was formed on January 1, 1917 as a merger of existing steel-workers' unions.
In 1917 Minister of Labour, John Hodge passed the Trade Unions' Amalgamation Act, which simplified the process where by Trade Unions merged, amalgamated or federated.This was in response to both the difficulty of mergers under the previous legislation (requiring two-third majorities in favor in all participant unions), as well as a desire to push craft unions into general trade unions to cover entire industries
The unions that have amalgamated or transferred engagements to the ISTC and year it occurred;
British Steel Smelters, Mill, Iron and Tinplate Workers (1917)
Associated Iron and Steel Workers of Great Britain (1917)
National Steel Workers' Association Engineering and Labour League (1917)
Amalgamated Association of Steel and Iron Workers of Great Britain (1920)
The resultant union was named the Iron and Steel Trades Confederation. Both the Amalgamated Association of Steel and Iron Workers of Great Britain and the Tin and Sheet Millmens' Association balloted their members... Read More