Saturday, December 01, 2007

AEU Yiewsley & West Drayton 1940

Yiewsley and District has developed so greatly in recent years that the number of engineering factory employees has reached the stage when a branch of the Amalgamated Engineering Union can be formed.

Known as the Yiewsley & West Drayton branch of the Amalgamated Engineering Union (AEU) it held its inaugural meeting on Friday 20th January 1940 at the De Burgh Hotel
meetings will be fortnightly

Brother Mr J. Oliver District president presided over the first meeting
he stated that "The union was faced with ever growing responsibilities in 1940 particularly in view of the War situation. New branches meant new development and new officers, who were themselves developing a new and greater influence in the locality

Later known as AEUW now Amicus/Unite