Deposit Z775 - Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union ACT Branch

Identity area

Reference code

Z775

Title

Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union ACT Branch

Date(s)

  • 1945 - 2005 (Creation)

Level of description

Deposit

Extent and medium

5 boxes and 2 outsized volumes

Context area

Name of creator

(1995 -)

Biographical history

The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU) was established in 1995 after the Automotive Food Metals and Engineering Union amalgamated with the Printing and Kindred Industries Union to become the Automotive Food Metals Engineering Printing and Kindred Industries Union, better known as the AMWU.

Name of creator

(1944 - 1986)

Biographical history

The Association of Architects Engineers Surveyors and Draughtsmen of Australia was formed in Brisbane in 1915 and was registered in the Industrial Court of Queensland in 1917. By 1944 there were branches in New South Wales and Victoria and the AAESDA was able to gain federal registration. It included within its scope members of the deregistered Australian Association of Draughtsmen (1948) and the Federation of Scientific and Technical Workers (1971). In 1981 a new title, Association of Draughting Supervisory and Technical Employees was adopted. The Association amalgamated with the Australian Public Service Artisans' Association in 1986.

Name of creator

(1986 - 1991)

Biographical history

The Association of Draughting Supervisory and Technical Employees was reformed after an amalgamation with the Australian Public Service Artisans' Association in 1986. ADSTE amalgamated again in 1991 with the Amalgamated Metal Workers' Union to form the Metals and Engineering Workers' Union.

Name of creator

(1991 -1993)

Biographical history

Metals & Engineering Workers' Union was formed from the amalgamation of the Amalgamated Metal Workers' Union and the Association of Draughting Supervisory & Technical Employees in 1991. It operated until 1993 when it was amalgamated with the Vehicle Builders Employees' Federation of Australia to become part of the Automotive Metals & Engineering Union.

Name of creator

(c. 1916 - 1966)

Biographical history

The Printing Industry Employees' Union of Australia, known as the One Big Union of Printers in 1916, was registered federally in 1917. On 31 March 1966 the Printing Industry Employees' Union of Australia and the Amalgamated Printing Trades Employees' Union of Australia signed an agreement to amalgamate to form the Printing and Kindred Industries Union.

Name of creator

(1966 - 1995)

Biographical history

The Printing & Kindred Industries Union was formed on 6 July 1966 after the amalgamation of the Printing Industry Employees' Union of Australia and the Amalgamated Printing Trades Employees' Union of Australia. In 1986 the PKIU amalgamated with the Federated Photo Engravers Photo-Lithographers & Photogravure Employees' Association of Australia, and in 1992 with the Victorian Printers Operatives' Union. It was re-registered and retained its name until 1995 when the PKIU amalgamated with the Automotive Food Metals and Engineering Union to form the Automotive Food Metals Engineering Printing & Kindred Industries Union, otherwise known as the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union.

Name of creator

(1994 - 1995)

Biographical history

The Union formed in 1994 when the Automotive Metals & Engineering Union and the Confectionery Workers' & Food Preservers' Union of Australia amalgamated. In 1995 it merged with the Printing & Kindred Industries Union to form the Automotive Food Metals Engineering Printing & Kindred Industries Union, otherwise known as the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

AAESDA ACT branch minutes 1945-1975, AAESDA Handbook 1959, AAESDA/ADSTE Annual General Meetings and reports 1972 - 1991, PIEUA and PKIU board of management and executive meetings 1961- 1988, PIEUA and PKIU minutes of ordinary meetings 1964-1979, AMWU attendance book 1995-2005, PIEUA and PKIU register of apprentices (1963-1980) and ACT membership book alphabetical with surnames (nd).

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Researchers must sign an access agreement

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Item list

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Dates of creation revision deletion

Entered from deposit description on 25 September 2013

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Accession area