Australian Postal and Telecommunications Union

Identity area

Type of entity

Trade union

Authorized form of name

Australian Postal and Telecommunications Union

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

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Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1974 - 1992


The Australian Postal and Telecommunications Union was formerly the Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union, covering postmen, sorters and linesmen. In 1990 the union amalgamated with the Union of Postal Clerks and Telegraphists, then the Australian Postmasters' Association in 1991 and the Postal Supervisory Officers' Association in 1992 retaining its name until merging with the combined Australian Telecommunications Employees' Association and Australian Telephone and Phonogram Officers' Association to form the Communication Workers' Union of Australia later in 1992.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Representation for postal workers, telegraph workers

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description 14 December 2012




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