Deposit E238 - Metal Trades Federation of Unions deposit

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Metal Trades Federation of Unions deposit


  • 1943 - 1974 (Creation)

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0.15 m

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(1943 - c. 1996)

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The Metal Trades Federation of Unions was formed at a conference held on 14-16 June 1943 with seven unions affiliated to it including the Amalgamated Engineering Union, Australasian Society of Engineers, Blacksmiths Society of Australia, Boilermakers Society of Australia, Federated Ironworkers Association of Australia, Federated Moulders (Metals) Union of Australia, Sheet Metal Working Industrial Union of Australia. In 1943 the Federated Agricultural Implement & Stovemakers, Porcelain Enamellers & Iron Workers Association of Australia affiliated and in 1944 the Federated Engine Drivers & Firemens Association of Australasia affiliated. In 1965 the Blacksmiths Society and Boilermakers Society amalgamated to form the Boilermakers & Blacksmiths Society of Australia. In 1966 the Australasian Society of Engineers disaffiliated. In 1972 the Amalgamated Engineering Union, Boilermakers & Blacksmiths Society and the Sheet Metal Working, Agricultural Implement & Stovemaking Industrial Union amalgamated to form the Amalgamated Metal Workers Union.

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Rule book and minute books of council and executive committee meetings


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Entered from deposit description on 6 November 2012




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