Report of the Union Delegation to the U.S.S.R.: November & December, 1946 (London: Amalgamated Engineering Union, ) [Heisler] P4120
The Amalgamated Engineering Union was a British Trade Union. The union, founded as the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, and made up of mechanics, smiths, millwrights, engineers and machinists, was founded in 1851, and by 1920, other unions had joined to form the Amalgamated Engineering Union. The president of the National Committee led a group of members from London to Moscow in November 1946 to evaluate the state of industry and workers in Russia following the Second World War. The report ended with the statement, ‘It seems necessary to add that we saw no evidence that socialism destroys personal initiative’.