Deposit E119 - Australian Textile Workers' Union, Tasmanian Branch deposit 1

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Australian Textile Workers' Union, Tasmanian Branch deposit 1


  • 1928 - 1955 (Creation)

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(1919 - 1987)

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The Textile Workers' Union was established in the aftermath of World War One, reflecting the diversification of the industry during the preceding years and its decentralisation during the 1920s. It amalgamated with the Federated Felt Hatting and Allied Trade Employees' Union of Australia in 1984, and with the Boot and Clothing trade unions thereafter to form the Amalgamated Footwear & Textile Workers Union of Australia in 1987. In 1992 the union amalgamated with the Clothing & Allied Trades Union of Australia to become the Textile Clothing & Footwear Union of Australia.

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Minutes of general meetings and meetings of the management committee (1928-1952), cashbooks (1928-1954), award and award variations made by the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration (1940s-1950s), logs of claims (1946, 1949, c. 1952), rule book (c. 1940), Launceston trade union directory (1931, 1934), and printed material include including a Short History of British Trade Unionism (1947) and Sweden's Cotton Industry (1949).


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NB item 7 is now S417 - 'Textile Topics' the official journal of the ATWU prior to 1946 when it became the Textile Worker.

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Entered from deposit description on 27 February 2013




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