|Full name||Northern Carpet Trades Union|
|Merged into||Transport and General Workers Union|
|Office location||22 Clare Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire|
The Northern Carpet Trades Union (NCTU) was a trade union in the United Kingdom. It was first formed in 1892 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, later expanding to cover all of Northern England. The NCTU was formed later than the Power Loom Carpet Weavers' and Textile Workers' Association, based in Kidderminster, and was considerably smaller. Approximately a fifth of eligible workers were members of the NCTU in 1939, compared to 50 percent for the Kidderminster union. Attempts to amalgamate all unions in the carpet trade failed, but in 1917 the National Affiliation of Carpet Trade Unions was established with equal representation from the NCTU, Scottish Carpet Workers' Union, National Union of Dyers, Bleachers and Textile Workers and Power Loom Carpet Weavers' and Textile Workers' Union.
The NCTU originally only represented carpet weavers, but later came to represent all employees in the carpet industry including a staff section for supervisors and management. It merged with the Transport and General Workers' Union in 2000.
- 1915: Ellis Crowther
- 1950: H. H. Clee
- 1954: H. D. Pickles
- 1967: Reginald Townsend
- 1972: Leslie R. Smith
- 1980s: Keith Edmondson
- Marsh, Arthur Ivor (1979). Trade Union Handbook: A Guide and Directory to the Structure, Membership, Policy, and Personnel of the British Trade Unions. Taylor & Francis. p. 138. ISBN 9780566020919. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- Silverman, H. A. (1946). Studies in Industrial Organization. 9. Routledge. p. 292. ISBN 9780415313537. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- Arthur Marsh, Victoria Ryan and John B. Smethurst, Historical Directory of British Trade Unions, vol.4, p.498
- Edmondson, Keith. A History of the Northern Carpet Trades Union: A Study of the Early Organisation of Power-loom Weavers in Halifax and the Development of a Union. Northern Carpet Trades Union. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
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