CollectionIrish Distributive and Administrative Trade Union
Collection DescriptionThe Irish Distributive and Administrative Trade Union merged with the Irish National Union of Vintners', Grocers' and Allied Trades Assistants Union in 1994, to form Mandate Trade Union. The information listed from this collection has been extracted from Sarah Ward-Perkins, 'Select Guide to Trade Union Records in Dublin' (Dublin, 1996). We are grateful for her assistance.

Irish Union of Distributive Workers and Clerks.
Administrative Records:
Rule Books:
Union, 1912, c.1923, c.1925, c.1928, 1937, 1944, 1960
Partial alteration, 1935
Political fund 1936.

Minute Books:
Annual delegate meetings, 1902-
Executive/Resident Committee, 1902- .

Annual reports; statements on the position of branches, 1902-.

Letter Book:
Outgoing correspondence, 1902-1905.
Press cuttings book, 1901-1903.

Files and parcels including:
Union administration and organisation including:
Annual delegate meetings, 1924-, agendas, delegates, resolutions, branch, meeting:
alteration to rules.

Branches, 1941-, circulars to.

Cavendish Film Society, 1960-.

Distributive Worker, union journal, 1928-, advertising, page proofs.

Executive Council, 1944-, agendas, committees, members and expenses.

Finance, 1924-, Finance Committee, branch and area organisation, auditor's, reports and accounts, banks, insurance, investments.

Legal cases and opinions, 1924-, wage agreements, picketing, Shops Acts, Unemployment Insurance Acts, members, workmen's compensation cases

Members, 1923-, applications, arrears, benevolent fund, claims for unemployment and sickness benefit, members enrolled.

Organisation, 1925- shirt factories, County Donegal, clothing factories, grocers assistants, porter and packers, non members, expansion of organisation to other towns.

Organisers, 1947-, circulars, weekly reports, expenses Political fund, 1936-, ballot on, grants from Premises, 1928-, branches, Cavendish House, O'Lehane Hall

Registrar of Friendly Societies, 1903-, certificates of registration, annual returns, alteration in union rules, changes in union name

Rules, 1937- , Rules Committee, revision of rules Staff, 1932-, appointments, conditions, reports.

Dublin, 1922-, including central, drapery buyers, chemists, grocers and purveyors, Irish Assurance Company, manufacturers agents and commercial travellers, New Ireland Agency, north city, south city, agreements, branch administration and organisation, bonus orders, Christmas arrangements, chemists, closing orders, Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Drapery and Allied Trades Joint Council, Dublin drapers sports, employers and firms, foreign owned shops, furnishing trades section, hours of trading, handicraft tailors, holidays, industrial section, insurance section, members owning shops, Merchant Drapers Association, minimum wage demands, oil companies, payment for holidays in the clothing trade, organisation, Saturday night closing, silk weavers, strikes, tailoring section, Dáil Éireann Commission of Inquiry into the Retail Tailoring Trade Ireland, unclassified firms, wage claims.

Other branches: agreements, apprentices, boot houses, branch annual reports and organisation, drapers, employers and firms, grocers, half holidays, hardware trade, hours, insurance agencies, law clerks, living-in system, Trade Board rates, wage demands including:

Ardee, 1951-1959
Arklow, 1944-1964
Athlone, 1919-
Bailieboro, 1959-1962
Ballaghaderreen, 1950-1964
Ballina, 1928-
Ballinasbe, 1936-
Ballyhaunis, 1937-1962
Ballyshannon, 1947-1958
Bandon, 1958-
Belfast, 1936-1963
Birr, 1943-1963
Boyle, 1926-
Bray, 1925-
Buncrana, 1966-1968
Carlow, 1927-
Carrick-on-Shannon, 1967-
Carrick-on-Suir, 1950-1968
Cashel, 1955-1962
Castlebar, 1925-1930
Castlecomer, 1939
Casteisland, 1942-1943
Castlerea, 1922-
Cavan, 1922-
Charleville, 1937-
Claremorris, 1952-1968
Clonmel, 1934-
Cobh, 1925-1944
Cork, 1920-
Creeslough, 1966-1968
Drinagh, 1966-
Drogheda, 1927-
Dundalk, 1926
Dungarvan, 1935-
Dun Laoghaire, 1935-
Edenderry, 1925-
Ennis, 1942-
Newbridge, 1945-1964
Enniscorthy, 1934-
Newcastle West, 1948-1963
Ennistymon, 1935-1936
New Ross, 1943-1964
Falcarragh, 1965-1966
Portlaoise, 1966-
Fermoy, 1927-
Portumna, 1945-1959
Ferns, 1960
Rathdowney, 1955-1957
Galway, 1921-
Roscommon, 1961-
Gorey, 1945-
Skibbereen, 1937-1945
Kanturk, 1953-
Sligo, 1919-
Templemore, 1954-1969
Kilkenny, 1935-
Thurles, 1944-1961
Killarney, 1924-
Tipperary, 1936-
Letterkenny, 1955-66
Tourmakeady, 1966-
Limerick, 1923-
Tralee, 1930-
Listowel, 1934-
Trim, 1960-1963
Longford, 1923
Tuam, 1930-
Loughrea, 1937-
Tubbercurry, 1926-1927
Macroom, 1941-1957
Tullamore, 1945-
Mallow, 1938-1964
Tullow, 1924-1926
Midleton, 1935-1962
Waterford, 1931-1968
Mohill, 1962-1969
Westport, 1914-
Monaghan, 1948-1962
Waterford, 1946-
Mullingar, 1930-
Wicklow, 1948-1949
Naas, 1947-1963,

Work Study Assessors, 1965-
Navan, 1934-
Youghal, 1945-
Nenagh, 1943-

General files regarding wages, conditions of employment, economic, industrial and social issues and legislation covering same including:
Agreements, 1918-1953, wages, hours and other conditions of employment, settlement of strikes, various towns.

Apprentices and technical education, 1926-1939, Commission on Technical Education
Emergency Powers, no 166, Order 1942 regulating wages, 1942-1944, Hours of Trading Orders 1948-1961.

Joint Labour Committees, 1946.

Labour Court, 1946-
Shops Acts, 1908-, interpretation of, enforcement of.

Trade Boards, 1920-1933, statutory rules, regulations, notices.

Trade Boards Advisory Committee, under auspices of ILPTUC.

Trade Board for Distributive Trades.

Retail Bespoke Tailoring Trade Board, proposal of the Minister for Industry and Commerce to withdraw bespoke tailoring from the operation of trade boards, state of organisation of bespoke tailors.

Shirtmaking Trade Board minutes, silk and poplin industry, submission to the Minister that a trade board be established for the industry.

Silk and Poplin Industry Joint Conciliation Board, constitution, minutes.

Trade Boards, Technical Instruction Committee.

Tailoring Trade Board, Women's Clothing Trade Board, minutes.

Trade Union Act 1941, 1941-1942, campaign against its implementation.

Travelling shops, 1954-1955 Wage rates, 1923- 

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Century19th, 20th
Repository NameMandate Trade Union
AddressO'Lehane House 9 Cavendish Row Dublin 1
EircodeD01 RT96
Telephone(01) 874-6321
Telephone 2(01) 874-6322
Repository Web Address