The United Kingdom Society of Coach Makers


The United Kingdom Society of Coachmakers was formed in 1834 by the Liverpool and Manchester Coachmakers’ Societies after they had co-operated during a strike.

In 1919 it amalgamated with the London and Provincial Coachmakers’ Society, the Operative Coachmakers and Wheelwrights’ Federal Labour Union, and the London Coachsmiths and Vicemen’s Trade Society to form the National Union of Vehicle Builders.

In 1925, the NUVB absorbed the Amalgamated Wheelwrights, Smiths and Kindred Trades Union and in 1948 the Wheelwrights and Coachmakers’ Operative Union.

The union transferred engagements to the Transport and General Workers’ Union in 1972.

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