Deposit Z692 - Federated Gas Employees' Industrial Union New South Wales Branch deposit

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Federated Gas Employees' Industrial Union New South Wales Branch deposit


  • 1888 - 1972 (Creation)

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18 m

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(1911 - 1996)

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The Federated Gas Employees' Industrial Union was registered in 1911. Charlie Crofts, who later became the secretary of the Commonwealth Council of Federated Unions from 1923 to 1927 and the Australian Council of Trade Unions from 1927 to 1943 was on the first executive and became Victorian then National secretary of the Union in 1914, a position he held till his death in 1950. The union had strong branches in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. It amalgamated with the Transport Workers' Union of Australia in 1996.

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(1885 - 1918)

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The Gas Stokers' Protective Association registered in New South Wales in 1885 with the first branch being formed in Mortlake in Sydney. It changed its name to the Gas Employees' Union in 1902. The Lamplighters' Union which had formed in 1903 became a branch of the union in 1908. In 1910 the Gas Fitters' Assistants' Union also became a branch as did the Australian Gas Light and Meter Readers' Union in 1911. The union became part of the Federated Gas Employees' Industrial Union in 1918.

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Minutes (1888-1972), files, financial and membership records, arbitration material and printed material. This deposit has not been processed.


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Entered from deposit description 30 January 2013




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