The Britain at Work London Project is an oral history of working lives and trade unions in London from 1945-1995. It aims to build an archive of interviews, information and images that record work and the building of trade unions after World War 2. Over 100 interviews have been conducted in West London and more are being done in North and Central London over the next two years. Many of the interviews are on the TUC Library Collections website.   


*We would like to interview retired people who worked in London between 1945 and 1995. Any photographs/other materials for the archive are welcome. 

*We would like the archive to be available for trade union training/education courses so that the history of work and unions is used by the movement.

*We would like trade union branches to affiliate to the project. FBU, NASUWT, Unite London & Eastern region, RMT South Eastern Region, TSSA, and Unison and RMT branches are supporters, as well as a number of Trades Councils in London.   

*We have published a book called All in a Day’s Work which is available at £10 (+£2.80 p&p) from 15 Wellington Rd. Norwich, NR2 3HT (cheques payable to Britain at Work London Project or Paypal:  

Contacts: Rima Joebear,; tel 0207 2727649; TUC Library Collections:; other useful archives at Bishopsgate Library: and   [Photo: 1971 TUC march in London against the Industrial Relations Act; Chris Davies]