The Printers Collection launch party. View the gallery here
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SOGAT came into being on 1 February 1966 with the amalgamation of the NUPB&PW and NATSOPA. The merger was based on a two-pillar structure holding up the “umbrella” organisation. SOGAT was divided into two highly autonomous divisions upon which the parent society, SOGAT, nested. Every member of SOGAT belonged to one of two divisions known as Division A and Division 1. The former comprised the members of NUPB&PW and the latter the members of NATSOPA. The integration of the divisions into SOGAT was to be decided at a National Conference to be held no later than 1969.
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There are a number of ways you can help to support us. You can donate online. You can join the Library as an individual member and get your union branch to affiliate. If you are a retired or working print worker and would like to volunteer to take groups around the Collection, you can apply here to join our panel of volunteers.
The Printers’ Collection was launched in February 2009 by Derek Simpson, joint general secretary of UNITE. To mark the opening a full-colour and richly illustrated 64-page brochure has been published. It is available here priced £5.
We are preparing an online book of memories of print workers. You may want to share with us your experience of being an apprentice, of your working life or activity as a trade unionist. If so, please write here and we will include all or parts of it in the forthcoming section.
Unite the union - graphical, paper and media section has kindly donated a substantial part of its collection of print ephemera, memorabilia and records in the Printers’ Collection. But some of our best and most surprising items have been donated by individuals or local union chapels and branches. If you have a print related item, which, you believe, would be of interest to others and you wish to donate it or simply loan it, to the Collection include a short description of it here.