Clothing and Allied Trades Union of Australia

Identity area

Type of entity

Trade union

Authorized form of name

Clothing and Allied Trades Union of Australia

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Amalgamated Clothing and Allied Trades Union

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Description area

Dates of existence

1924 - 1992


Although based on a plethora of smaller state based unions that had been operating from at least the mid nineteenth century, the Federated Clothing Trades of the Commonwealth of Australia was not formed and registered until 1907. As elements of the trade, such as the Victorian Clothing Operatives' Union and the Federated Straw Hatters' Association of Australia incorporated themselves into the union, members sought a change of name to the Federated Clothing & Allied Trades Union, which they achieved in 1922. By 1924 it had become the Amalgamated Clothing and Allied Trades Union and in 1947 the Clothing and Allied Trades Union of Australia. The union's first amalgamation occurred in 1992, when it merged with the Amalgamated Footwear & Textile Workers' Union of Australia to become the Textile Clothing & Footwear Union of Australia.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Representation for clothing workers, textile workers and tailors

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Internal structures/genealogy

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description on 23 January 2013




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