New South Wales Fire Brigade Employees' Union

Identity area

Type of entity

Trade union

Authorized form of name

New South Wales Fire Brigade Employees' Union

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Other form(s) of name

  • Fire Brigade Employees' Union of New South Wales
  • Fire Brigades Association of New South Wales
  • United Firefighters Union of Australia, NSW Branch

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Description area

Dates of existence

1910 -

History

Formed in 1910 and registered just a year later, the Fire Brigade Employees' Union of New South Wales was the first known trade union of firefighters in the world. By 1922 it had changed names to the Fire Brigades Association of New South Wales, but officers remained excluded. In 1948, the officers' and firefighters' associations formally amalgamated and were registered under the title of the New South Wales Fire Brigade Employees' Union. Officers joined firefighters on strike for the first time, over pay. Just a year later, in 1949, a splinter group of senior officers formed an independent Senior Officers' Association. By 1975, the Senior Officers' Association and the FBEU formally amalgamated. From 1990, the NSW Fire Brigade Employees' Union identified as the NSW Branch of the United Firefighters Union of Australia.

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description 6 December 2012

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Sources

Australian Trade Union Archives website: www.atua.org.au
Fire Brigade Employees' Union website: www.fbeu.net

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