Fred Hague

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Fred Hague (1912 – 12 November 1985) was a British trade unionist.

Hague worked as a cotton weaver and joined the Ashton-under-Lyne and District Weavers' Association in 1940.[1] He was elected as its general secretary by the mid-1950s,[2] and also became prominent in the Amalgamated Weavers' Association, to which it was affiliated.

Hague was elected as President of the Weavers' Amalgamation in 1964. He stood down in 1968 to serve a year as Chairman of the General Federation of Trade Unions, then in 1971 was elected as General Secretary of the Amalgamation.[3] He negotiated a merger with the National Union of Textile and Allied Workers which formed the Amalgamated Textile Workers' Union, serving as its joint General Secretary for a year, then solo for a further year, when he retired.[1]


  1. ^ a b Report of the 117th Trades Union Congress, p.390
  2. ^ Report of the 1956 Trades Union Congress
  3. ^ Edwin Hopwood, A History of the Lancashire Cotton Industry and the Amalgamated Weavers' Association, p.190
Trade union offices
Preceded by
G. Bannister
General Secretary of the Blackburn Weavers' Association
1946 – 1951
Succeeded by
John Casson
Preceded by
Lewis Wright
General Secretary of the Ashton Weavers' Association
1953 – 1971
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Preceded by
Ernest Thornton
President of the Amalgamated Weavers' Association
1964 – 1968
Succeeded by
Hilda Unsworth
Preceded by
Frederick Charles Henry
Chairman of the General Federation of Trade Unions
Succeeded by
James Browning
Preceded by
Harry Kershaw
General Secretary of the Amalgamated Weavers' Association
1971 – 1974
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Preceded by
New position
General Secretary of the National Union of Textile and Allied Workers
1974 – 1976
With: Joe King (1974 – 1975)
Succeeded by
Jack Brown

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