Australian Timber Workers' Union

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Type of entity

Trade union

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Australian Timber Workers' Union

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Description area

Dates of existence

1918 - 1991

History

The Australian Timber Workers' Union was registered in 1918 after the deregistration of the Amalgamated Timber Workers' Union of Australia. The new union extended coverage to workers in box and case factories, saw makers' shops, joiners' workshops, carpenters, implement workers and wood working machinists. In 1940 the union filed an application and succeeded in extending its coverage to most workers employed in the timber and wood industry including cabinet makers and furniture factories. In 1991 it amalgamated with the Pulp & Paper Workers' Federation of Australia to form the Australian Timber & Allied Industries Union. Later in the year another amalgamation with the Building Workers' Industrial Union of Australia created the ATAIU & BWIU Amalgamated Union. Further amalgamations eventually saw this union become part of the Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union in 1993.

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Representation for timber workers, sawmill workers, carpenters and cabinetmakers

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Entered from deposit description 21 September 2012

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Sources

Australian Trade Union Archives website: atua.org.au

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