Deposit E108 - Clothing and Allied Trades Union, South Australian Branch deposit 1

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E108

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Clothing and Allied Trades Union, South Australian Branch deposit 1

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  • 1908 - 1960 (Creation)

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0.5 m

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(1924 - 1992)

Biographical history

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.

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(1907-1924)

Biographical history

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.

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Minutes 1908-1913, 1916-1928, correspondence 1939-1943, arbitration material 1922-1926, logs of claims and awards material 1957-1960, and rules. Also includes minutes of the Ready-made Clothing Trade Employees' Association of South Australia which was formed at the instigation of the South Australian Branch of the Federated Clothing Trades of the Commonwealth of Australia Industrial Association of Employees in March 1912 and was dissolved in May 1913.

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See also NBAC T26, NBAC E115, NBAC E138, NBAC E193, NBAC N15, NBAC N84, NBAC Z308, NBAC Z414

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Entered from deposit description on 26 February 2013

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