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Labour unrest in the port after 1889

Bevin and the formation of the Transport & General Workers Union
 

'The Dockers' KC' 

Coat of arms of the Dock, Wharf, Riverside and General Labourers' Union.
View full size imageThe Dock, Wharf, Riverside and General Labourers Union helped form the TGWU. © NMM

Harry Gosling continued to campaign for further union amalgamation and in June 1913, the Dock, Wharf, Riverside and General Labourers Union joined the National Transport Workers Federation (NTWF).

The organization was strengthened by the election of Ernest Bevin (1881-1951) to the executive. Gosling and Bevin worked closely toge