National Dock Labour Board: Duplicate minutes, Liverpool and, Garston and Widnes Local Boards.



The National Dock Labour Board was set up in 1947 to find a solution to the prevailing casual labour system in Britain's ports. Its two aims were to ensure that dock work was undertaken only by workers registered with local Boards and to improve the regularity of dock work. In 1967 a revised Dock Workers' Scheme was implemented to give registered dockers permanent employment. This was abolished in 1988 and the local Boards were wound up. For further details see the attached catalogue or contact The Archives Centre for a copy of the catalogue.