National Dock Labour Board

The National Dock Labour Board administered a scheme for regularising employment on the docks during the Second World War. Day-to-day operations were the responsibility of local boards.

Registers of dock workers and port employers were drawn up.  These were supervised by the local board which was also in charge of recruitment to it.  The local board also had disiplinary powers over both employers and port workers.  The scheme was abolished in 1989.

The following records are held at Barrow Archives, from where full details can be obtained:

  • Barrow Local Board

  • Cumberland and Barrow Local Dock Labour Board

  • Cumberland Ports Dock Labour Board

Links to online catalogue (summary) held at Barrow