National Union of Seamen

The National Union of Seamen was the principal trade union of merchant seafarers in the United Kingdom from the late 1880s to 1990. In 1990, the union amalgamated with the National Union of Railwaymen to form the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT).

Read more about National Union Of Seamen:  The National Amalgamated Sailors' and Firemen's Union, 1887-1893, The National Sailors' and Firemen's Union, 1894-1926, World War I and After, The Growth of Dissent and The Seamen's Strike of 1966, Prominent Officials, General Secretaries, Presidents

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