The T&G Story
A History of the Transport & General Workers Union, 1922-2007
The Transport and General Workers Union was the biggest trade union in Britain for much of the 20th century, with its membership in the late 1970s reaching more than two million. It organised workers across the whole economy - from the docks to the car factories, from light engineering to aviation - and its activities touched the lives of many.
Andrew Murray is the Chair of the Stop the War Coalition and the author of A New Labour Nightmare: Return of the Awkward Squad and Stop the War: The story of Britain’s biggest mass movement. He has worked for the T&G, and now Unite the union, for most of the last twenty years.
Formation and emergence 1889-1922
General strike and depression 1923-1939
The T&G at war 1939-1945
Cold war trade unionism 1945-1956
A progressive union 1956-1969
The world the T&G made 1969-1979
The T&G world unmade 1979-2003
Into Unite 2003-2007
In place of a conclusion